We encourage social connection by providing a community space and support for initiatives to realise a vision of happier, healthier, kinder lives. 

WHAT IS B.I.G.?

B.I.G. stands for ‘Build In Good’. It’s our unique approach to encourage every person that we meet to think about how they can build a little kindness, neighbourliness and 'good' into their lives.

1 in 5 adults say that they often feel lonely, lack companionship, feel left out, or isolated from others* so we are on a mission to curate spaces that welcome the entire community and break down the barriers that keep us away from one another.


Spreng et al., 2021 

OUR VISION AND MISSION

We have a vision for a future in which people enjoy  happier, healthier, kinder lives.

Our mission is to inspire and empower communities by creating opportunities for connection.

OUR PRINCIPLES 

We pursue our vision of the future by supporting community events and initiatives that promote one of five  evidence-based wellbeing practices. 

Learn more about the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' here.

CONNECT

Develop relationships with those around you. Show kindness to strangers. 

TAKE NOTICE

Find time in your day to notice how you are. Be curious. Savour the moment. 

BE ACTIVE

 Find an activity you enjoy and can do for life.
Movement is joy.

KEEP LEARNING

Trying something new will make you more confident and give you a sense of achievement.

HELP OTHERS

Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins and boosts happiness.


THE LITTLE BIG HOUSE

A space to find an activity you enjoy and can do for life. 

A space to find time in your day to notice how you are. 

A space where we know each other's names, faces and stories. 

A space to keep learning and try new things. 

A space to give generously to others.


Opening in 2021

OUR TEAM

SARAH MATHEWS

HEAD OF B.I.G. FOUNDATION

Sarah leads the B.I.G. Foundation, implementing our vision and mission to build meaningful communities that drive social wellbeing forwards to counter the loneliness epidemic that Australians face.

DELWIN KRIEL

PROJECT MANAGER

Del is guaranteed to bring joy to every event, activity and room he walks into. As project manager, Del is the keeper of the B.I.G. calendar of events and key liaison with our residential communities.

JACQUI WILLING

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Spotted any typos on this website? Blame Jacqui. Responsible for establishing and executing B.I.G. communications and research projects, Jacqui (usually) has a great eye for detail.

CONTACT

We would love to hear from you! Reach out on the attached form and we'll get back to you in a jiffy.