Lost Bird Found
Mental health issues affect one in five Australians.
Mental Health Month, annually in October, is an opportunity to raise awareness and highlight how mental health impacts the lives of many.
The Lost Bird Found Project was established seven years ago to encourage conversations about mental illness and make a positive impact on the community through the creation of handcrafted birds that were hidden for people to find. Attached to each bird is a card with details of the project and links to mental health information and services.
This year we have brought the project forward in response to Covid-19, as now more than ever people are feeling anxious, uncertain and challenged by this global pandemic.
How does the project work?
In previous years flocks of birds would be made then hidden in the community for people to find and keep, but this year we are doing things a bit differently.
Rather than hiding your birds for people to find, we are asking you to share your bird with someone you think would enjoy receiving it. It could be a friend, colleague, neighbour or even someone in your own family. Send them a photo of your bird along with a personal message of hope.
You may also wish to hide your bird in your window for passers by to 'find'. When it is safe to do so we will be asking you to hide your bird... if you want to for others to find. This will happen down the track and we will let you know when its time to hide your bird.
We would also love you to share your bird with the Lost Bird Found community. If you haven’t already done so like us on Facebook @lostbirdfoundproject and see what other birds people have made.
How to get involved?
Please contact the Access and Inclusion Coordinator, Community Development, 9936 8100 or @lostbirdfoundproject