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MENTAL HEALTH | Inspire Foundation's $700,000 to reach more young people at risk of mental health issues

Last week, the Inspire Foundation received $700,000 under the Federal Government’s Jobs Fund Temporary Financial Assistance grants, under the Get Communities Working stream of the Jobs Fund. This funding will allow the Inspire Foundation to continue its mental health and wellbeing program throughout Australia.

Last week, the Inspire Foundation received $700,000 under the Federal Government’s Jobs Fund Temporary Financial Assistance grants. Inspire's website reports that this will allow Inspire "to reach thousands of young people at risk of mental health issues that may be amplified during tougher economic times. The support also gets us that much closer to our mission of helping millions of young people lead happier lives". A recent Federal Government report – Impact of the economic downturn on not-for-profit organisation management – released last week revealed increasing numbers of Australians under financial pressure are turning to community organisations for help. Other non-profit organisations which also received funding include Australian Red Cross Society, Barnardos Australia, Smith Family, SANE Australia, St Vincent De Paul Society. (See http://www.alp.org.au/media/0809/msfcssisivs270.php for other recipients.)

Source: Inspire Foundation, e-Muse newsletter, September 2009, email 30 September 2009, and Inspire website.