Creating connection by bringing the community together

Student Project

Social Purpose:

Current Status:

New Idea

Project Team:

Maddi, Jazmin, Noah

Problem Statement

We identified that there is a lack of opportunities for social connection and lack of mental health services within the community. Our opportunity is: how might we incorporate more activities and entertainment within communities to support mental health?

Customer / Problem

1 in 5 people will experience symptoms of mental illness. In Australia alone that’s roughly 5 million people, and out of those 5 million people, only 40% ask for help.That means the remaining 60% of people are silently suffering and fighting their own battles.

Left and right, all around us, people are dealing with their own problems that no one could suspect.


Our solution is a community festival to create social connection and cohesion where ticket sales from the event are redirected into mental health services.

We will be offering wristbands for $15 per person, allowing an unlimited number of rides for the whole day and providing a range of food stalls.

Performers will pay $20 to perform on the stage to show off their skills.

80% of the profit we make will be donated to the Black Dog Institute - a nonprofit organisation for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a range of mood disorders and mental health issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.

The remaining 20% of the profit will be put towards further improving and enhancing the activities and overall success of the festival to make it more enjoyable for people of all ages.

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