Our community partners

GMHBA partners with a number of organisations to support the health and wellbeing of our community, with a particular focus on physical activity, mental health, nutrition and engagement.

We partner with trusted and respected local community organisations who work tirelessly to support local communities.

Active Geelong

GMHBA is excited to be partnering with Active Geelong to improve the physical activity levels of our local community. Active Geelong's vision is to get Geelong moving with the ‘movement movement’ to make Geelong Australia's most active city.

GMHBA is providing the community leadership for Active Geelong. In collective impact terms, GMHBA is the backbone organisation providing support for the successful delivery of Active Geelong.

Physical activity can help prevent cardio vascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and anxiety, hypertension, obesity and certain cancers including colon and breast.

Active Geelong is a collaborative project that brings together leading businesses, doctors, researchers and individuals to address inactivity in the Geelong region.


Read the Play

Read the Play delivers mental health programs with sports clubs in the Geelong and Barwon region. Their programs aim to empower young people to take control of their mental health and wellbeing.

With GMHBA's backing, Player Wellbeing Officers receive training and support to help improve the mental health literacy of players, coaches and parents.

The Resilience Project

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses, providing practical, evidence-based mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness.

GMHBA has partnered with The Resilience Project and The Geelong Football Club to provide five Geelong schools with invaluable access to TRP's School Wellbeing Program. Almost 2,000 students from Newcomb Primary School, Whittington Primary School, Lara Primary School, Geelong East Primary School and Western Heights Secondary College, will embark on a two-year program learning the principles of GEM (Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness) and Emotional Literacy.

The initiative is a foundational program in GHMBA’s new Community Engagement strategy, which focuses on supporting positive mental health and resilience.