About the Mind Connections Foundation (MCF)
The Mind Connections Foundation was established in August 2020 with the purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing of the community through awareness programs and research. In line with the mission, the MCF will actively promote mental health through research activities in Western Sydney University’s (WSU) MD curriculum. Mind Connections Specialist Health Services supports MCF as an in-kind and financial donor.
The Foundation’s activities are supported by the generous contributions of our donors and benefactors. Mind Connections Specialist Health Services supports some of the operational costs including an annual mental health award to medical student at WSU, administrative support, and office facilities.
The Foundation is currently actively expanding the range of activities it supports. Please talk with us about forming new partnerships, projects and grants programs.
The vision of the MCF
To improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities by promoting awareness and evidence-based research.
Mission of Mind Connections Foundation (MCF)
The Mind Connections Foundation will
1. Organise and enhance community awareness programmes designed to remove the stigma attached to mental illness and promote early help-seeking behaviour
2. Support school and university students and interested community members with academic and community service backgrounds to engage in locally relevant, evidence-based research to improve service delivery.
3. Promote a career in Psychiatry amongst medical students and recent medical graduates.
4. Promote research and educational programs through tertiary institutions