Mental health issues affect one in four Australians.
Mental Health Month in October is an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight how mental health impacts on the lives of many.
The Lost Bird Found Project is an initiative to encourage conversations about mental illness and make a positive impact on the community through the creation of handcrafted birds that will be hidden around North Sydney and beyond… and it's finders keepers!
In 2018 the Lost Bird Found Project is in its fifth year.
How does the project work?
Each bird has a card attached with details of this webpage, Facebook and Instagram, as well as links to mental health support services and community activities. Participants are encouraged to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, share images of their birds online and help spread the message.
Where do the birds come from?
Community organisations and groups, as well as individuals, host FREE workshops to hand craft each unique bird. If you would like to set up your own bird making workshop as part of a team building exercise or a group of friends, then please get in touch as we would love to have you involved.
Which organisations get involved? (More wanted!)
North Sydney Men’s Shed, Planet X Youth Centre, North Sydney Community Centre ASC, Parramatta Mission - North Sydney/Central Coast/Hunter/New England Areas, ACU, Stanton Library, Happy Hens - Lane Cove, Lane Cove Council, Crows Nest Centre, Kirribilli Centre / Bradfield Park Carers Program, NTH SYD Events, CCNB, Stanton Library Knitting group, Saint Ignatius College - Riverview, Neutral Bay PS, Market For Your Mind - Mosman Council, NS Council Staff – RUOK? Day, Creating Wellbeing - North Sydney Council, Create With Us, Community Knitting Group – Crows Nest Centre, Achieve Australia and two mental health organizations in Tasmania (who would like to remain anonymous)
Please contact the Access and Inclusion Coordinator, Community Development, 9936 8100 or @lostbirdfoundproject
Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostbirdfoundproject