National Empowerment Project

National Empowerment Project

The National Empowerment Project has developed from extensive community consultations across 11 sites in Australia in response to high rates of psychological distress, self-harm and suicide.

The aim is to promote the positive social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of families and the community, to build resilience and prevent psychological distress and suicide. 

The National Empowerment Project Cultural, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (CSEWB) Program is a twelve-month program containing an intensive 12 week program offered on three occasions during the 12 months.

While the 12 week CSEWB Program focuses on strengthening the social and emotional well-being (SEWB) of individuals, the twelve-month community SEWB program focuses on strengthening the SEWB of families and the community and will involve a number of activities that have a community-wide focus.

Part of the Program involves community relationship building where Facilitators will contact other services and providers to enlist their support and involvement in the Program.

Click here to download a flyer for the next CSEWB Program starting in February. 

A Program Community Reference Group (CRG) will be formed to guide and assist the NEP Team and Facilitators and oversee the implementation of the 12 month National Empowerment Project CSEWB Program. This will further strengthen community ownership, will ensure that program duplication is avoided and will work with existing programs. The CRG will consist of senior people who share the goals of the NEP program and may include representatives from main family groups and relevant service providers.

For more information visit the NEP website at