OUR CORE PURPOSE

TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEMENTAL HEALTH OF AUSTRALIANS

OUR VISION

TO CREATE A MENTALLY HEALTHY AND CULTURALLY THRIVING AUSTRALIA

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE IS

“NO CHANGE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING”

If we want to affect change – we must seek to understand first and foremost.
To do this we must come into meaningful and authentic relationship with ourselves and with others.

Our guiding principles of ’No Change Without Understanding’ started with our indigenous programs connecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to each other, culture, Country, history and traditional practices.

The ethos of ‘No Change Without Understanding’ has now evolved to also be recognised by Life Again as its fundamental philosophy and guiding principle; when delivering preventative mental health initiatives.

OUR 3 PILLARS

CONNECTION

When we connect with ourselves, we gain more understanding of how and why to connect with others.

When we connect with others, we regulation of our emotions, maintain self-esteem and genuine empathy – all leading to a greater depth and experience of positive emotion.

When we connect with nature, we open our senses and begin to understand our place within something far greater, giving us a deeper sense meaning and purpose.

Connection paves the way for a spiritually richer and more deeply rewarding life.

STORYTELLING

When we share stories authentically, we connect as our true selves.

We build bridges for connection and breach the divide between age, cultures, religions, beliefs, and legends. We have learned that each story told reveals that we share a common reality – and the recognition of that reality builds bonds that give us strength.

When we share story, we gain a greater understanding of shared truths and vulnerabilities – bonds of emotion and thought that stretch across generations and cultures.

GIVING BACK

Giving back has been found to generate a meaningful sense of purpose and satisfaction.

Contributing meaningfully gives us a greater sense of identity, self-confidence, and connectedness.

We come to understand the meaning of gratitude more deeply – an understanding that begets and fosters a stronger and more lasting state of wellbeing.

At Life Again, we bring life to the concepts of volunteering, of sharing knowledge, resources, skills, and time to tangible effect.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge all First Peoples of this land, their stories, traditions and living cultures.

We deeply respect their intimate bond with nature, spirit and story and we must try harder to listen, for we have much to learn.

At Life Again, we live, work, and walk today on Country cared for and protected by First Peoples since time immemorial, for which we are grateful.

Sovereignty was never ceded and we are committed to creating a brighter future, together.

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