Our Purpose

We empower young people to thrive beyond the impacts of family mental illness.

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, (previously known as Camp Kookaburra) was founded in 2002 by Dianne Madden who through personal experience identified the lack of support for children living in a family affected by mental illness.

The first camp was held with 16 kids. Today over 2,000 kids are registered to the Kookaburra Kids program.

Our Mission:

    • Purpose: We empower young people to thrive beyond the impacts of family mental illness
    • Vision: To expand our services and make them accessible to every young person in Australia that needs our support
    • Values:  Connection; Commitment; Collaboration; Integrity

 

What we do

  1. We provide evidence- based, age appropriate prevention and early intervention mental health services embedded within a peer-based social and activity-based format.
  2. We drive thought leadership and best practice in mental health through research and advocacy for young people and their families across Australia.

 

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