a non-profit organisation committed to promoting social equity and inclusion for all individuals
Our focus is on creating supportive environments, strengthening community capacity, and providing accessible, high-quality services and programs.
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand, the Wudjari people of Kepa Kurl. We recognise their ongoing connection to the land, sea, and sky, and the valuable cultural and spiritual practices that have been passed down through generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to work and learn on Wudjari Boodja and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
The HOPE Model – Our Core Values
Empathy, respect, and recognition of potential for growth
At BOICO, we believe in the HOPE model which emphasises empathy, respect, and a recognition of a person’s current life situation and potential for growth. We also believe in the importance of PARTICIPATION, ensuring that individuals are involved in every aspect of their recovery process.
We are committed to CHOICE, giving people the right to make decisions that affect their lives, and EMPOWERMENT, helping individuals develop the confidence to say “I can.”
Our focus on COMMUNITY FOCUS aims to provide opportunities for inclusion and integration into the community, and we recognise the POTENTIAL of every individual to have control and authority over their lives.
We believe that by working together, we can achieve great things. Our team is dedicated to supporting each other, challenging ourselves, and making a positive impact on the world.
One Team, One Dream
Empowering Individuals to Live Their Best Lives
At BOICO, our team consists of both MHC and NDIS specialists who provide support to individual members and encourage their involvement through group activities. Our staff hold qualifications ranging from individual support worker certificates to Bachelor of Psychology degrees, and it is highly valued for staff to have personal experience related to mental health or disability, as this fosters greater empathy, understanding, and compassion towards the members we support.
Unlock your potential
Our programs are designed to help individuals and communities reach their full potential. From education and training to community development and advocacy, we offer a wide range of programs that are tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of the communities we serve. Whether it’s promoting access to education, building sustainable livelihoods, or advocating for social justice, our programs aim to empower people to make a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of those around them. At the heart of our programs is a commitment to fostering a culture of learning, growth, and innovation, and we strive to continuously evolve and improve our programs to meet the changing needs of our communities.
We believe that every individual has the potential to make a positive impact in their community. That’s why we offer a range of programs that empower and equip people with the tools and knowledge they need to create meaningful change.
Maintaining good mental health is crucial for a fulfilling life, but it can be difficult to achieve, especially when facing challenging situations. Luckily, there are numerous resources available to help individuals struggling with their mental health. Our series of resources delves into different approaches to mental health and well-being, providing practical information, tips, and guidance. Whether you’re seeking support for yourself or someone you know, this series offers the tools and knowledge needed to take control of mental health and well-being. Let us guide you towards a healthier, happier life.
Foundations of Wellbeing
Explore our collection of resources for tips and guidance to take care of your mental and physical wellbeing. These resources demonstrate the intrinsic link between mental and physical health and offer tools to help support both. Gain a better understanding of how to support your wellbeing and access practical resources when needed… read more.
5 A Day Foundations
Get ready for the ‘Five A Day’ message, not for your veggies, but for your overall wellbeing! With busy and stressful lives, taking care of our mental and physical health is crucial. Discover these simple yet powerful tips to combat the negative impacts and elevate your wellbeing to the next level… read more.
This collection of wellbeing tools provides practical and easy-to-use strategies to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. From goal-setting and managing moods to effective communication strategies, these tools can help you better cope with life’s challenges. Additionally, the inclusion of budgeting tips and the “one good thing every day” practice can help improve your overall sense of well-being… read more.
Building an Inclusive Community
At BOICO, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. This includes fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for people of all ages, cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions. We understand that diversity enriches our community and we strive to provide a safe and respectful environment for all members, including Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and LGBTQI+ individuals. We believe in treating all people with dignity, respect, and understanding and are dedicated to breaking down barriers to ensure everyone feels valued, supported, and included.