Helping young people be well and stay well.
One in four young Australians are experiencing a mental health difficulty. Yet, of these, 70% will not seek help. You can help make a difference in a young person’s life today.
“There was a voice in my head telling me that I was worthless and that I was a burden to my family. The voice told me I had nothing to give and that everyone would be better off without me. It became so loud it was difficult to hear anything else. After over a year of feeling this way, I made plans to end my own life.
“When I got back from the hospital after a failed attempt, I started seeing a psychologist and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
“I found ReachOut’s online peer-support forums, where people were sharing their stories and helping others understand that things do really get better. When I was going through everything, it really helped me to know I wasn’t alone and that there are people who want to help.”
Over 2.6 million Australians accessed ReachOut services last year, including more than 300,000 parents, 1698 schools and 19,809 educators. In the last year alone, we prevented more than 300 fatal suicides.
“Healing looks different for everyone, but for me, it was finding out that I wasn’t alone. It really helped me to know I was understood and my feelings were valid.”
After friends and family members, the internet is where young people turn to for help. With you, we will be there for them to help to get them through the everyday challenges and any really tough time they face.
Have a question? The answer might be here:
Are my payment details secure?
ReachOut Australia (ReachOut) uses the Stripe Payment Gateway for its online credit card transactions. Stripe processes online credit card transactions for thousands of Australian merchants, providing a safe and secure means of collecting payments via the Internet.
All online credit card transactions performed on this site using the Stripe gateway are secured payments.
- Payments are fully automated with an immediate response.
- Your complete credit card number cannot be viewed by ReachOut or any outside party.
- All transactions are performed securely using Transport Layer Security (TLS) so that they make use of HTTPS.
- All card numbers are encrypted on disk with AES-256. Decryption keys are stored on separate machines.
- Stripe is an authorised third party processor globally.
- Stripe at no time touches your funds; all monies are directly transferred from your credit card to the merchant account held by ReachOut.
For more information about Stripe and online credit card payments, please visit www.stripe.com/au.
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