Deadline: 15 September 2019
The Hocking Fellowship Program, comprised of the Hocking Fellowship and Hocking Community Award, was established in honour of the late Barbara Hocking OAM (Executive Director of SANE Australia 1995–2012), who worked tirelessly to improve the wellbeing of Australians living with complex mental health issues.
The 2019–2020 Program has been expanded to include two grants:
- The Hocking Fellowship (up to $20,000AUD).
- The Hocking Community Award (up to $10,000AUD).
The Hocking Fellowship provides a grant of up to $20,000AUD to support travel (domestic and/or international) and costs for a project that explores the experiences of those living with complex mental health issues or those their carers, family and friends.
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It is an opportunity to undertake a project that:
- advances the public understanding of complex mental health issues,
- improves the treatment,
- support and wellbeing of adults affected by complex mental health issues,
- contributes to stigma reduction,
- explores innovative approaches to understanding the needs and experiences of people living with complex health issues,
- allows the recipient to learn from international case studies and/or best practice.
Hocking Community Award
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The Hocking Community Award provides a grant of up to $10,000AUD to support a research project that focusses on addressing the needs of those caring for someone who lives with complex mental health issues – this may include: professional carers, family members, friends, colleagues, or any other person who provides care and support for somebody living with a complex mental illness.
The project must:
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- explore innovative approaches to better understanding the needs of those who care for people affected by complex mental health issues,
- contribute to stigma reduction,
- focus on the Australian context.
To be eligible for the Hocking Community Award, the proposed project must consider the ways in which carers, family and friends can best support those living with complex mental health issues, whilst also looking after themselves and their own wellbeing.
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- Applications are open to any Australian citizen or permanent resident, aged 18 and over.
- Candidates are not required to have any academic qualifications or training.
- The ADRC welcomes applications from any Australian citizen or permanent resident – including people living with mental illness and their carers, as well as mental health professionals and researchers.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.sane.org/adrc/hocking-fellowship/