Be kind Manningham

Supporting our community during the ever-evolving COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Be Kind Be Creative

    Offering new opportunities to respond creatively to an ever-evolving situation with endless ways for our community to get involved through the arts. 

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    Helping children understand the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, as well as reduce fear and anxiety around the unknown.

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    Feeling overwhelmed is normal in these challenging times – be kind to yourself.


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    We know some people might be feeling a little alone right now, every household should maintain some much needed social contact.

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    Now is the time to support local business, many local businesses have been hit hard by the challenges of this new time.

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Find your 30

It can be tough to find ways to stay active when you’re locked down at home. But we're challenging you to get creative and Find Your 30 each day in lockdown.

30 minutes of exercise each day can lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle, and during this lockdown we've put together a creative list to help you find your 30.

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Help out your friends and family by making a mask for those who need one.

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Give a hand to the food banks that are helping those who have hit hard times.

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Get in touch with someone you think could do with a chat and a check in.


Support for our LGBTQIA+ community

Rainbow Families provides education, resources, and support services for LGBTQ+ parents, families, and parents-to-be. 

TGV is Victoria’s leading body for trans and gender diverse advocacy.

Melbourne Bisexual Network is a Bi+ led community organisation, proudly improving the health and wellbeing of Bi+ Victorians through advocacy, education and community engagement.

Parents of Gender Diverse Children works hard to give a voice to parents and those parenting transgender and gender diverse children.

We currently support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI+SB people through a variety of community projects and initiatives that we have, and continue, to develop. 

Empowering you to provide inclusive services for young LGBTIQA Victorians

Improving healthy ageing pathways for older LGBTI people, their visibility, and inclusion.

A-Men is an online social group for gay Asian men living in Australia.

Queer Muslims in Australia provides a safe online space for LGBTQI Muslims to connect and express and/or come to terms with their faith and sexuality.

Greek and Gay Support Network provides support services and hosts fun events for Hellenic LGBT individuals and their friends.

Yellow Kitties hosts fun events such as badminton, rock-climbing, karaoke, anime and movie marathons for Asian LBTQI women. Email to get involved.

Minus18 Australia's charity improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.

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Support for our faith-based communities

Holy Trinity Doncaster offers livestreaming of services

Learn five Buddhist teachings that can help you deal with coronavirus anxiety.

The Catholic Church offers prayers, daily Mass readings and reflections

Online services include On the Couch with MJ and Sunday Mass Services

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has live liturgical broadcasts

Occurring in person at Sri Vakrathunda Vinayagar Temple located in Basin

The Uniting Church have a great range of online resources and webinars

Find Umma prayers and sermons online.

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Support for men during COVID-19

Many households are feeling the pressure of COVID-19 and sometimes men find it hard to ask for help.

To find support you can visit BETTER MAN, a website that assists men in identifying areas they may need help with in an intimate relationship and to take positive action. BETTER MAN offers free and confidential online modules that help men reflect and think about behaviours, values and communication skills with a partner or child.

An easier way to understand COVID-19

Sometimes information about COVID-19 can be complicated or confusing. To help everyone understand better, the Council for Intellectual Disability has come up with an easy English guide to taking care of your mental health during COVID-19. Visit the Council of Intellectual Disability's website to access their mental health resources.

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What you need to know about COVID-19