PROCARE RECEIVES THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARD AT HUNTER BUSINESS CHAMBER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
At this year’s Hunter Business Awards for Excellence, ProCare had the esteemed honour of taking out first place in the Social Enterprise category. The award, announced at a gala ceremony on Friday 23 August, was presented to ProCare due to an innovative approach to providing accessible mental health services to the Hunter community.
At the center of ProCare’s community-focused model is the Next Step Incubator Program which is designed to deliver increased availability of mental health professionals to the community at an affordable cost, when it is most needed. Next Step is a partnership between ProCare and Hunter New England Health that taps into the stream of mental health professionals cultivated through Hunter New England Health’s fellowship program to increase the number of practitioners operating in the Newcastle Community. VIEW ARTICLE
MICHAEL HAGAN - My Story
NRL Legend, Michael Hagan has done it all. A Queensland State of Origin representative. Premiership winner in 1985 and 1988 with Canterbury-Bankstown. Newcastle Knights captain who later coached the team to a premiership in 2001. Now Michael shares his story about one of his life's greatest challenges, overcoming prostate cancer. READ HERE
Out of the Square raises $22193 for HPCA
Out of the Square Media (OOTS) immortalised Newcastle’s Queens Wharf Tower in a limited-edition bottle opener to mark a moment in Newcastle’s history, raise funds for prostate cancer and generate a laugh along the way. VIEW ARTICLE
Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation Grants $800K Locally
The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has granted $113,000 towards a collaborative community partnership with ProCare and Hunter New England Health. Funding supports affordable mental health services for the Hunter Region. VIEW ARTICLE
Pink Frangipani Ball 2018
Held at Wests City on 21 April 2018, The Pink Frangipani Ball is to reduce the impact of breast cancer on individuals, family, friends and the wider community. The Ball was a staggering success and in an emotionally charged evening with 460 guests we raised over $100,000. VIEW ARTICLE
Community Building Partnership
We have been fortunate to receive a Community Building Partnership grant to improve security at our Waratah premises. This makes our facility a safer place for people to improve their mental health, and seek support around prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Donation from Rotary of Club Belmont
Tony Larkin President of Rotary Club of Belmont Inc presented HPCA with a cheque for $1000 to help support prostate cancer awareness in the Hunter. Tony said that "Our club chose HPCA to keep the funds local. We also have a lot of older guys so this cause was very relevant."
Blue Boxer Supermoto Championship
The team at Blue Boxer was at the FIM Oceania Supermoto Championships held at Newcastle Showground on 2-3 September 2017. They helped support HPCA and also helped promote prostate cancer awareness there.
2HD Interview World Mental Health Day
Nick Sovechles, Chair of HPCA and ProCare Mental Health Services, told Richard and Kim about the services ProCare offers and procedures for caring for those living with mental health problems.