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Tom Price’s Nintirri Centre receives Australia Post grant for mental health program

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Nintirri Centre has received two grants to help it provide community services.
Camera IconNintirri Centre has received two grants to help it provide community services. Credit: Facebook/Nintirri Centre/Nintirri Centre

A Pilbara not-for-profit group has received a $10,000 grant to go towards a project to improve mental health and well-being in Tom Price.

Nintirri Centre opened in August 1983 as the Women’s Activity and Socialising House and provides a range of services in Tom Price, including child care, a midwife clinic and a community resource centre.

It is one of several groups that were announced in September as recipients of Australia Post’s 2022 community grants program.

The grant will towards Nintirri’s Steel Cap Speak-Up Project, a monthly catch-up for men living in Tom Price to come together, share a meal, create connections and share knowledge.

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The project aims to help participants build friendships and a support network and enable them to access peer support for improved mental well-being.

Nintirri Centre community health and well-being co-ordinator Heidi McDonald said the project was a chance for locals to come together.

“(The project will provide) a chance to come together, give back to the community and talk or learn about what matters to you in an environment of old-fashioned mateship for men with time on their hands and wanting something meaningful to do with that time,” she said.

The Nintirri Centre also recently received a grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal for its antenatal and postnatal care.

The foundation’s $10,000 grant will help the centre continue to sustain antenatal and postnatal care and support for very isolated remote communities in the Pilbara.

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