Change is typically driven by the desire to address problems in our communities. But what if we also saw change as a process of building on strengths. What would happen if we intentionally built-up the positive resources, assets, knowledge and relationships across our communities? What if we could connect these strengths together in a way that makes the impact of our problems proportionally smaller? Lea Waters will talk about how strengths are a key ingredient in creating change and will showcase a strength-based mental health community initiative that she is involved with to boost youth mental health in the Upper Hunter, NSW.