Sometimes teenagers push away the very people that can support them the most.
Donate today,and your gift will help connect parents with the information and tools they need to support a young person with whatever life throws at them.
As adults, we often reflect on what has changed since we were teenagers. But two things have stayed the same. The universal difficulty teenagers have in opening up to their parents when things aren’t going so well; and the hopelessness that parents feel when they don’t know how to make things right.
We know that when a parent recognises the signs that something’s not right, a child is more likely to get help, earlier. And that’s why ReachOut Parents exists. To provide parents with a place they could turn to, to get evidence-based, practical support and to connect with other parents.
But right now, the Parents service has a funding gap of $489,212 which means that we are limited in the amount of information, stories an practical advice we can develop on the key issues affecting young people.
There isn’t enough budget to effectively let more parents know that this incredible and much needed service exists.
And, we are unable to make further crucial changes to the service that would encourage parents to take up the free one-on-one coaching, or community peer support that we offer.
By supporting ReachOut Parents service, you’ll be helping parents learn how to recognise the early warning signs of difficulty, and provide them with tools to help their teenager get through it.
Donate now and together we can help teenagers and their families stay connected.
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Where does my money go?
We keep our internal costs down employing a small team staff across in Sydney and many more awesome volunteers all across the country.
85% of your donation goes to delivering our services including ReachOut.com and ReachOut Professionals. This includes content creation, online resources, research that helps us get it right and designing mental health Mobile Apps to help young people experiencing mental health issues across Australia and the world through our US and Irish partners.
The remaining 15% goes towards keeping us running. This includes staffing costs, and essential things like keeping the lights on, running computers and paying the rent for our office space.
We have a policy of financial transparency, and are externally audited every year. You can check out a breakdown of our income and expenditures by clicking on this link.
What is a monthly gift?
Put simply, your monthly or regular gift helps save lives and improves the mental health and wellbeing of young people every day of the year.
A monthly or regular gift is a tax deductible donation that is debited from your nominated account on or around the 17th of each month. By committing to a regular monthly gift, you can help provide young people with a better way to deal with difficult times. For as little as $12 a month, less than a movie ticket, you will have an impact on the mental health of thousands of young Australians. You will also join a community of people that understand looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
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For a copy of our direct debit agreement, please Direct Debit Agreement
Can I pay by post?
You certainly can. Simply download this form and send it to us at:
Level 2, 35 Saunders Street
Pyrmont NSW 2009
How do I leave a gift in my Will?
A gift or bequest in your Will is a lasting gift which embraces the values you live, and the people and causes that are important to you. After providing for your loved ones a bequest or legacy provides an opportunity to honour a loved one, or to permanently link your own life with our work. We believe that every young person has something special to give to the world, and, your legacy can help to create bright and healthy futures for more young people. Find out more or get in touch by email
Other ways to support young people
Take action today and help create positive change by spreading the word, making a pledge or helping inform our Government representatives.
Work for ReachOut.com
Come and join the ReachOut team and help improve the mental health and wellbeing of all young people.
Run, cycle or hold your own event by creating your own fundraising page. Find out more here
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Get in touch
Our team are here to help with any questions you have. Contact us via our online enquiry form or:
Call us on 02 8029 7777
Email us at [email protected]
You can find us at:
Level 2, 35 Saunders Street, PYRMONT, NSW 2009