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Focus group: Community Engagement Strategy

16 February 2019
Who can take part
blueVoices based in Melbourne
Time required
Three hours

Activity Detail

Following on from the Community Engagement Survey, a focus group is being held with a range of Beyond Blue supporters ranging from speakers to volunteers to blueVoices members.

Based in Melbourne the focus group will further explore the themes that arise from the survey (linked above) being conducted the weeks before.

To take part in the focus groups you will need to complete the online survey first.


Beyond Blue aims to provide information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

To do this, we have designed programs for people when they are at work, at their place of study and at home. 

But there are those who are harder to reach but have an important perspective that we want to hear. This includes those who may struggle to gain employment, or who are facing challenges such as chronic illness, pain, and/or disability, those for whom English is not their first language, older Australians with poorer access to internet resources, those in housing stress and those who frequently find themselves in financial hardship.

That’s where we want your thoughts and ideas.

We are developing a Community Engagement Strategy that aims to reach all Australians, including those who may be at greater risk of poor mental health because of where they live, their background, or life circumstances.
We hope to improve our use of events, volunteering opportunities, Speakers and Ambassadors program and community partnerships and fundraising to increase our reach and understanding of communities that face a number of challenges.
We are asking all our Speakers, volunteers and blueVoices members to tell us your thoughts and ideas in a survey, which will then be shared with the Community Engagement Team.

The views from this survey, along with information we have gathered from a recent community survey, will inform this focus group to help develop our strategy into 2020 and beyond.

Activity Results

Expressions of interest to join the Community Engagement Strategy focus group is now closed. If you'd like more information on this project please contact the blueVoices team on 03 9810 6100 or via email

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