In Loving Memory of Susan Greenwood (1948-2019)

Sue Greenwood (1948 - 2019) was one of the foundational members of Bayside Initiatives Group Inc. (BIG) and she has been a driving force behind the organisation since it’s inception in the late 90s. After 20 years of service towards building Queensland’s first, and longest running, Peer Operated Mental Health Service we now must sadly say goodbye. 


Sue passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and loved ones at 5:00am on Wednesday morning, 4th September 2019. She leaves behind her a legacy of unconditional kindness, family, friendship, reverence and respect of those who experience mental health concerns, and the dream of a mental health community run entirely by people with a lived experience of mental health recovery... a dream she lived to see become a reality.

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Bayside Initiatives Group Inc.

Bayside Initiatives Group Inc. (BIG) - QLD’s 1st Peer-Operated Mental Health Service. A service run by people with a lived experience of mental ill health for people in the same journey of mental health recovery. A gem of the Bayside Community and a two-time winner of the Earl Duus Award - the highest honour at the QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. A place for people with a lived experience to call home...

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Peer Support @ BIG - Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) - 09/02/2017

Peer Support @ BIG
Samuel Walker - Bayside Initiatives Group Inc.

Presentation at the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) - 9th February 2017
Mental Health and the Peer Workforce

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The Healing Power of Volunteer Work

We all know what volunteer work is, right? But do you know that volunteering can have a huge impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing?

In this article we'll look at the ways in which volunteer work can reduce your feelings of mental distress and give meaning back to your life. We'll also be looking at some avenues for obtaining volunteer work in your community!

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