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Connect Project – Youth Program

Connect Project

(formerly Mind & Body)

A 5-week youth program based in Mona Vale, Northern Beaches.

Connect Project is an opportunity for 10 boys aged 14 to 16 to learn how to:

Communicate effectively
Defend themselves

They will practice two foundational life skills, in a fun and supportive group environment:

Interpersonal Communication

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Self-Defence


Together, these skills & practices can strengthen your mind and body,
as well as your ability to communicate & connect with others.

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BRACCAMind is a non-profit program developed and run by BRACCA volunteers with the support and partnership of Bilibio Psychology Clinic (BPsych Clinic). The program offers psychological assistance to the Portuguese-speaking community (Portuguese, Brazilians, East Timorese, Angolans, Cape Verdeans, Mozambicans, Macanese, Goans and others) in Australia.

BRACCAMind was developed due to the high demand from people of various backgrounds suffering from some degree of emotional distress. The program gained strength due to significant events affecting community members such as: abuse and domestic violence, anxiety, depression, and suicide. With a focus on young immigrants and international students living in Australia, BRACCAMind and BPsych Clinic united forces aiming to raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, and improve the mental health of our community.

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The Shared Road

“A community support group shining the light on emotional abuse” 

Do you think you could be suffering emotional abuse? 

Emotionally abusive relationships can affect people in very gradual and subtle ways, yet can be deeply harmful. It may also be equally extreme and dangerous. There are degrees, and so many of us just don’t know how to recognise the signs of an emotionally abusive relationship. It may feel like constant confusion, a feeling that you’re going crazy or even being told “you’re crazy”, not feeling like you’re good enough, fear of another person’s reaction, feeling controlled, being blamed and always trying to keep the peace. The list goes on and on. Intuitively you know something isn’t right and you don’t feel like YOU anymore. The good news is that you are not alone. In times like these we need support and guidance to help us understand and move through these difficulties. 

Please join us for the free drop-in community group:

Monday mornings (every fortnight) 11am-12.30pm held in a comfortable and private space in Mona Vale’s Elevate Hub day spa.

Re commencing July 27th and every fortnight after that

Contact “The Shared Road”

Recognising the signs through awareness. Freeing yourself from uncertainty. 

We don’t heal in isolation, but we heal in community