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Supporting young people experiencing mental illness: NELSON MEERS FOUNDATION AND THE BRAIN & MIND RESEARCH CENTRE

The Nelson Meers Foundation is working with The Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI) at the University of Sydney to expand its range of mental health recovery and social connectedness programs by supporting the development and implementation of a 3 year multi-media arts program for young people. A key feature of the program will be its clinical intervention framework.

Our project with the BMRI represents an opportunity for us to begin building clinical support for our advocacy around the importance of the arts to social health and cohesion.

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Andrew Burns Crescent House, 2013  mixed media installation 5.3 x 4.8 m Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2013  Photo: Brett Boardman 2013


ILLUMINATE: A community driven multi media exhibition by Euraba Artists and Papermakers and Beyond Empathy.

Illuminate was launched on Goomeroi land in Boggabilla on 2 November and then as part of the Corroboree Festival at the Art Gallery NSW, 16 November 2013 – 27 January 2014.

"We want some good to come out of it, we want our younger generation to come in and be a part of what we are doing, learn their culture and learn who they are so they can go out and be proud and strong people." Aunty May Hinch, founding artist, Euraba Artists and Papermakers.

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May Hinch, Lola Binge, Leonie Binge, Donald Cubby, Paul Mackie, Matthew Priestley, Jonathan Jones. Illuminate 2013. Courtesy Euraba Artists and Papermakers. Photograph by Kate Ford.
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Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a centre of excellence for cancer care that combines diagnosis, treatment, research, education and emotional support to improve the lives of people affected by the disease. Cancer treatment has been transformed by bringing all aspects of care together in a new model of patient-focussed care. That dream became a reality when the Lifehouse facility opened to patients on     5 November 2013. Read more

The Nelson Meers Foundation assisted in the financing of the Lifehouse Centre by investing in the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Charitable Bonds in order to provide the Lifehouse with more flexibility than traditional bank debt, and because of the community and social benefits they offer.