I am aware the Queensland Mental Health Commission, award grants for work in mental health and for help such as the costs of publishing a book to reach out as advocacy and peer support.
I’m aware the success of this blog and my website and the encouragement I receive from mental health professionals to publish my book, is a testimony to the support I have. My counsellor is also supportive of my book being published.
I have someone I respect willing to help me with writing services, and publishing and there will be costs relating to the whole process.
So, we will see if an application for a grant would be possible.
I’m aware of others who have been awarded grants, who have not had successful work prior to a book being published (after a grant) and this makes me hopeful of this being a possibility.