Wilcannia Men’s Group
In the far west of NSW, in the remote town of Wilcannia, a Men’s Group is making positive changes in their community.
The Collective first connected with Wilcannia Men’s Group’s Secretary, Brendon Adams at an NCOSS consultation. Brendon was looking for support to progress the work they had been doing over the past five years. From this meeting, Brendon continued talks with The Collective on the Men’s Groups immediate goals and needs, and in November 2016 they visited Wilcannia to meet with the Men’s Group, community members, local businesses and social service providers.
Discussions on values, existing community assets, and short and long term goals led to the Men’s Group deciding they would host a cross sector workshop to frame problems and begin identifying possible solutions. The Collective committed to bringing UTS Design Innovation team and to also dedicate two staff members from NCOSS to assist wherever needed.
Cross sector collaboration led by community can spark exciting ideas, engaging solutions, and sustainable change.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
― Helen Keller