Special Projects

WISE Stand Up for Mental Health

WISE Stand Up for Mental Health features stand-up comedy by Australian comedians who share the ups and downs of experienced mental illness through ‘comedy for change’. The project is guided by award-winning Canadian comedian, author and counsellor David Granirer.

“We use comedy to give mental health survivors a powerful voice,” David said.

“The idea is that laughing at our setbacks raises us above them. It makes people go from despair to hope, and that change in perspective is crucial to anyone struggling with adversity.”


The Empowermental campaign targets employers. It demonstrates that a person who has a mental illness can be the best person for the job. Empowermental breaks down stigma and encourages Australian businesses to consider employing people who have a mental illness.

WISE Employment celebrates 25 years of service

In 2017, WISE Employment celebrated 25 years of enriching the lives of disadvantaged job seekers. In that time, we have placed more than 100,000 Australians in jobs, worked with 10,000 employers and created three socially inclusive social enterprises employing over 150 people.

We shared the personal stories of 25 people who courageously share their stories including their challenges and triumphs in finding work during our 25-year journey. Our founding board members also shared their experiences and motivations in providing new pathways to employment and developing a range of specialist programs where the need is greatest. Have a look at: www.wiseemployment25.com.au


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