Archers proudly supporting the White Cloud Foundation

September 23, 2021

Archers proudly supporting the White Cloud Foundation

Mental health has always been a topic close to the heart of our company founder, Colin Archer, who has been working tirelessly on a new mental health project.  Over three years ago, Colin provided funding to support the White Cloud Foundation set up the stratus tele-health support line. Archers are proud to be one of 24 regional and state based companies that support the White Cloud Foundation to provide a state-wide multi-disciplinary and free mental healthcare program delivered by a dedicated team of allied healthcare professionals. Hear from Archers company founder, Colin Archer, on Archers involvement and the importance of this initiative in the video here.

What is the White Cloud Foundation?

White Cloud Foundation (WCF) is a Queensland-based not-for-profit organisation founded in 2011 by Professor Adam Scott. Its mission is to provide practical support, easy access to treatment, and early intervention programs for people living with or at risk of developing depression and anxiety in its many forms. Professor Scott particularly recognised there was a significant gap in mental health services in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. He saw this first-hand when touring regional Queensland to establish his Tele-Cardiac Investigations program.  With this in mind, he developed a Tele-Mental Health solution called STRATUS which is based on the principles and operating model which have made the Tele-Cardiac Investigations program a resounding success. WCF has also developed and implemented other programs, including the Australia-first Meals for Mums which provides practical support for mothers at risk of or struggling with perinatal depression.

How can you help or find out more information?

This service relies heavily on the support of volunteers, both professionals in the mental health industry and the kindness of volunteers to answer the phones. Find out more about how you can support the White Cloud Foundation here.