Mental Health


Join the Dots Forum: 20th October 2020

Join the Dots: Strengthening connection with communities and building networks was an online forum presented by the EMR Community Engagement Interest Group in collaboration with community representatives and the Inner East Primary Care Partnership.

Community connectors notice and respond to issues in their community, connecting people with information, resources and organisations.

COVID-19 has highlighted the important role of strong networks with community leaders and connectors to ensure information and supports are provided.

The forum was an opportunity for local practitioners to learn about:

  • community connectors in the context of multicultural communities,
  • applying a practice framework to identify and enable connections with communities, and
  • ways to improve links with local community connectors and the hardly reached.

Dr Carolyn Wallace, General Manager, Family & Community at Merri Health, provided an overview of recent research, and local community representatives shared their insights and experiences.

Contact: Inner East Primary Care Partnership

Resource: Community Connectors Framework