Bravus Mining and Resources is helping the White Cloud Foundation expand its Meals for Mums service into Rockhampton as part of the company’s enduring commitment to regional Queensland communities.
Meals for Mums delivers 14 nutritious, ready-to-heat meals to mums who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, perinatal depression, as a complement to their clinical care.
The ongoing partnership was announced at the White Cloud Foundation’s Boardies and Bubbles fundraising lunch in Townsville and builds on the success of the Bravus-supported Meals for Mums program in north Queensland to ensure the same practical assistance is provided to parents in central Queensland.
White Cloud Foundation Founder and Chairman Professor Adam Scott said early-intervention support programs were critical to assist people who were at risk or living with mental health conditions.
“It’s the small things in life that make the biggest impacts,” he said.
“We know practical support is crucial. By providing a single meal to someone in a time of need to give them the energy and the mental strength to support their family and kids, that’s absolutely huge.”
He said White Cloud Foundation programs were aimed at overcoming barriers to access for both clinical and social supports for mental health.
“We’ve removed the barriers,” he said. “We’re helping mothers during that perinatal period when we know it is really challenging having a baby.
“We’re really proud to have Bravus as one of our sponsors to support the Townsville and Rockhampton communities.”
Professor Scott started the not-for-profit in 2011 to address access to mental health services across the country.
White Cloud Foundation has since expanded to provide practical and targeted supports through Meals for Mums, a telehealth service for mental health, a social support program for men experiencing depression or anxiety, and a service for elite sportspeople.
Bravus Mining and Resources Head of Community Kate Campbell said the business was proud to support White Cloud Foundation’s work in regional Queensland.
|To find out more about White Cloud Foundations or their Meals for Mums service go to: www.whitecloudfoundation.org|