Staying connected in a time of social distancing: An evaluation of a Community Health Initiative

Prize: GrantUnsuccessful


The COVID-19 pandemic with the resultant lockdown and isolation in 2020 has resulted in loss of family income and social and cultural connections. This has potential adverse impact on psychosocial health. A ‘Women’s Wellness Dance’ activity was implemented in November 2020 in Wagga Wagga with the aim of reviving social connections and promoting mental health. The Project seeks to evaluate this activity, identifying the facilitators and barriers to engagement with the activity. Data will be collected from 20-30 participants via individual and focus group interviews and, will be analysed using Yin’s five phases of qualitative data analysis. The project will enable strengthening of CSU engagement with the community.
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsCharles Sturt University