aith communities, churches, union members and the Mt Gravatt Community Centre came together and decided they wanted to make change in the local community through community organising with the QLD Community Alliance.
Together we listened to over a hundred stories of issues that our community faces.
In April 2018 we crammed into St Mark’s Uniting Church and our community members voted to act on loneliness and social isolation.
We then started a process of “research-action” and we spoke to a wide range of community groups and academics. We quickly learned that this was not an easy problem to fix and so we decided to think creatively.
In August of 2018 we set up a working group with local Councillors, our local MPs and the University of QLD to develop solutions.
It was here that we developed a world-leading pilot for a social prescribing network in QLD.