ConNetica is a national mental health, suicide prevention and social services consultancy, that has operated since 2007. Our mission is to strengthen individuals’/organisations’/communities’ well being & mental health & to reduce suicide. Our vision “to create better futures for all”.
ConNetica’s key service streams include:
- Design and delivery of Australian suicide prevention, resilience and mental health training programs and Apps (attended by over 4000 people),
- Integrated demographic and detailed service profile maps (mental health, homelessness, alcohol and other drugs and chronic disease).
- Program evaluation and best practice advice – mental health, suicide prevention, and social services
- Social policy and service/strategy design and advice – stepped care, service collaboration, change management, systems reform
- Mental health research and advocacy.
Our team has delivered over 300 projects to non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in metropolitan, rural and remote locations across Australia and internationally. A hallmark of our work is empowering and mentoring local communities, often rural and remote to develop the necessary skills to sustain training programs and/or services post ConNetica’s initial engagement.
ConNetica has undertaken significant pro bono work in the areas of mental health research, advocacy, development of free Suicide Prevention Apps (Conversations for life Lite) and access to affordable, national forums such as Suicide prevention - Shifting the Dial (2018) and at cost community suicide prevention training programs.
ConNetica collaborates with a range of universities to ensure that our work is evidence based, reflective of contemporary best practice and independently evaluated. We have partnerships and alliances with The Australian National University, The Sydney University (Brain and Mind Centre), University of the Sunshine Coast, Act Belong Commit and Oz Help.
Our thought leadership in mental health and suicide prevention is recognised and awarded in Australia and internationally, with ConNetica’s Directors, Associate Professor John Mendoza and Marion Wands having awards for their work in suicide prevention, customer service, training, community engagement and innovation.