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Bravus helps brings meals for mums to Rockhampton

11 May 2023

Bravus helps brings meals for mums to Rockhampton

Bravus Mining and Resources is helping the White Cloud Foundation expand its Meals for Mums service into Rockhampton as part of the company’s enduring commitment to regional Queensland communities.

Meals for Mums delivers 14 nutritious, ready-to-heat meals to mums who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, perinatal depression, as a complement to their clinical care.

The ongoing partnership was announced at the White Cloud Foundation’s Boardies and Bubbles fundraising lunch in Townsville and builds on the success of the Bravus-supported Meals for Mums program in north Queensland to ensure the same practical assistance is provided to parents in central Queensland.

White Cloud Foundation Founder and Chairman Professor Adam Scott said early-intervention support programs were critical to assist people who were at risk or living with mental health conditions.

“It’s the small things in life that make the biggest impacts,” he said.

“We know practical support is crucial. By providing a single meal to someone in a time of need to give them the energy and the mental strength to support their family and kids, that’s absolutely huge.”

He said White Cloud Foundation programs were aimed at overcoming barriers to access for both clinical and social supports for mental health.

“We’ve removed the barriers,” he said. “We’re helping mothers during that perinatal period when we know it is really challenging having a baby.

“We’re really proud to have Bravus as one of our sponsors to support the Townsville and Rockhampton communities.”

Professor Scott started the not-for-profit in 2011 to address access to mental health services across the country.

White Cloud Foundation has since expanded to provide practical and targeted supports through Meals for Mums, a telehealth service for mental health, a social support program for men experiencing depression or anxiety, and a service for elite sportspeople.

Bravus Mining and Resources Head of Community Kate Campbell said the business was proud to support White Cloud Foundation’s work in regional Queensland.

“We’re proud to operate in regional Queensland and we always seek to back our local communities,” she said.

“We recognise that many people who live in regional areas experience challenges in mental health and face additional difficulties accessing help.

“The White Cloud Foundation delivers evidence-based, practical supports to people when they need it, such as the standout Meals for Mums service.

“This is just another way we are helping regional communities to thrive on top of the jobs we support that help local families and the opportunities we create for local businesses.

“Our Carmichael mine is exporting coal and ramping up production to meet growing demand so we are looking forward to sharing these kind of benefits with people in north and central Queensland for decades to come.”

The sponsorship is funded under the Bravus Community Partnership Program, which offers grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit businesses, groups, or associations in central and north Queensland.

The program is aimed at enhancing communities through education, skills development, health, sustainability, environmental stewardship, and social welfare.

Ms Campbell urged local community groups to apply for the annual program, which is awarded each quarter.

“If your local group has a great community initiative, we would really encourage you to jump on our website and put in an application,” she said.

Since construction commenced on the Carmichael Mine and Rail Project, Bravus has contributed more than $2 million to not-for-profit, charities, school groups and other organisations across the businesses’ operational footprint.

For more information about Bravus Mining and Resources Community Partnership Program, head to our website.

More information about the White Cloud Foundation and its services can be found here.


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