About Care Collaborate Connect

Welcome to Care Collaborate Connect, where care meets community and collaboration paves the way for positive change. Our story is one of shared vision, passionate individuals, and a commitment to fostering connections that positively impact our lives.

Our Mission

At Care Collaborate Connect, our mission is clear: to cultivate a culture of support, collaboration, and connection within communities to prevent mental illness and suicide. We believe in the transformative power of coming together to enhance well-being and create positive change. Through our initiatives, we strive to build bridges that strengthen the fabric of society, leaving no one behind.

Core Values

Our core values — care, collaboration, and community — guide every aspect of our work. These principles form the bedrock of our organisation, shaping our initiatives and driving our dedication to creating a world where everyone feels seen, heard, and supported.

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Dr Helen Stallman developed Care Collaborate Connect, the world’s first needs-based approach to suicide prevention. It was the response to listening to stories from consumers with mental illness, overwhelming distress, or suicidal thoughts being harmed after seeking support. Care Collaborate Connect was developed to deliver what consumers said they needed and wanted—care and support.

We have created cultures of care and coping by training the community and healthcare professionals to provide support that doesn’t harm.

What began as a small initiative has blossomed into a dynamic organisation dedicated to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve through evidenced-based solutions. Our journey is marked by milestones, challenges, and successes that have shaped our commitment to creating positive change.

Impact and Achievements

Since our inception, we have witnessed the tangible impact of collaborative efforts. From improved healthcare experiences to organisational change, our initiatives have demonstrated the positive change that occurs when communities unite with care and purpose. Explore our success stories to see the lasting effects of our collective endeavours.

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Showcasing success

Prevention – a culture of care and coping

Western Sydney University was the first in the world to take a strengths-focused approach to creating a culture of care and coping, giving everyone access to Care Collaborate Connect Psychological First Aid training and upskilling future healthcare providers to deliver consumer-centred care.

Treatment – delivering consumer-centred care

The White Cloud Foundation transformed its telehealth practice to consumer-centred ensuring everyone has a plan to cope, has a biopsychosocial assessment to identify drivers of distress, and shares their healthcare experience after every session.

Inpatient care – supporting patient wellbeing

Being ill and in the hospital is stressful. The Hospital Research Foundation funded ground-breaking research that highlights the benefits of supporting coping in general inpatients. Learn more.

Meet the Team

Behind Care Collaborate Connect is a team of passionate individuals committed to our mission. Meet the faces driving our vision, each bringing unique skills and perspectives to create innovative solutions for the communities we serve. Together, we form a diverse and dedicated group working towards a common goal. Learn about us here.

Get involved

Join us in our mission to make a positive impact. Whether you’re interested in learning to provide Care Collaborate Connect: Psychological First Aid, revolutionising service or organisation practice, or exploring partnership opportunities, there are numerous ways to get involved. Together, we can create lasting change. Discover how you can contribute to our initiatives and be a part of our community-driven movement.

Contact Us

For inquiries, partnerships, or more information, please contact us at contact@carecollaborateconnect. We look forward to connecting with you and working together to build a brighter future.

Thank you for visiting Care Collaborate Connect. Together, let’s care, collaborate, and connect for a better tomorrow and prevent suicide and mental illnesses.