Beaudesert's Lives Lived Well to receive $200,00 grant

OPEN: Mitchell Giles and Ronelle Waring from Lives Lived Well at the Brisbane Street opening in January with federal MP Scott Buchholz and state MP Jon Krause. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
OPEN: Mitchell Giles and Ronelle Waring from Lives Lived Well at the Brisbane Street opening in January with federal MP Scott Buchholz and state MP Jon Krause. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

BEAUDESERT Drug and Alcohol support organisation Lives Lived Well has been awarded a $200,000 grant.

The group has been providing counselling for Beaudesert residents affected by addiction since May 2017 and moved into their offices at 65-81 Brisbane Street in January this year.

Lives Lived Well chief executive Mitchell Giles, thanked the Queensland Mental Health Commission for awarding them a grant through the Better Futures program, allowing the not-for-profit in drug and alcohol support to establish its first social enterprise.

To be called "Nurture" the project will involve working with a range of community partners to establish a small working farm on site at Logan House, providing access to a training and supported employment pathway.

Mr Giles said Lives Lived Well was looking forward to working on the project with training provider, Downs Group Training, as our key partner, along with other community partners towards making this innovative and inspiring project a reality.

"When people come to us for alcohol, drug or mental health support, many have experienced long-term unemployment," he said.

"Through this new social enterprise project, Nurture, we will be able to offer a training program in Logan that can help lead people into financial independence, thereby boosting their self-confidence and promoting their long-term recovery.

"Meaningful employment is a critical enabler.

"Providing an employment pathway is part of our focus on being able to offer holistic services, which give people more opportunities for positive engagement in the workforce and with their families, friends and communities."

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