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Be involved and belong

Getting involved in the community offers the chance to build a social group, learn new skills and be part of something bigger. But sometimes becoming part of a community can be challenging or daunting — and that’s ok!

If you need support to get yourself out there, MyCommunity can help you take those first steps.

With our social activity groups for people with mental health challenges, you can get the support you need at genU. And if you need one-on-one support at first to help you transition into being in a group, we offer that too.

What can you do with MyCommunity?

The short answer is — anything you want!

If you tell us what you want to achieve, we’ll help you get there at your own pace.  

Some examples of the kinds of activities we can support you with include:

  • Fitness and outdoor activities, such as golf or hiking
  • Cooking classes
  • Social groups
  • Arts and crafts

What can you achieve with MyCommunity?

Participants in the MyCommunity program come to us to get support with challenges in isolation or maintaining independence.

We aim to support you to:

  • Make connections
  • Build self-confidence and resilience
  • Find a social group
  • Develop skills in your chosen areas
  • Further develop your independence

While our aim is to support you to build your skills and confidence to a level where you will no longer need MyCommunity, we do offer support on a long-term basis for those who need ongoing support.

Who accesses MyCommunity?

Participants in MyCommunity come from all walks of life!

We support a range of people, from youth right through to over 65s. Some participants are experiencing challenges with their mental health, some have an acquired injury and are learning to adjust to their new way of life, some have dual diagnosis/mild intellectual disabilities.

If you access group supports with MyCommunity, we will aim to group you with people in a similar demographic to you. 

The Nitty Gritty

NDIS, TAC, HACC, CHSP funding required.

The MyCommunity program is currently only offered in Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. If you don’t live in these areas but you are interested in the program, please let us know!

genU does not provide crisis or emergency mental health support. If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs immediate support contact, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636

If it is an emergency, call 000.

Contact us to find out more