Kookaburra Kids is excited to announce the official opening of our first new regional office in the Illawarra area. Strengthening our commitment to the South Coast, this new office will provide a dedicated camp program with mental health education, plus our school holiday activity days to local kids living and caring for a parent or family member living with a mental illness.

The official grand opening was celebrated today, joining us were Kookaburra Kids strategic partner Big Sister Foundation who part funded the project alongside long-time supporter the St George Foundation. Local guests included Anna Watson MP, Member for Shellharbour, Ryan Park MP, Member for Keira, Lee Evans MP, Member for Heathcote and members of local Illawarra community and mental health services. Thank you to everyone who attended, it is encouraging knowing we have the support from our supporters and the local community.

We would also like to take this opportunity to officially welcome Amy Layton to the Kookaburra Kids team. Amy has taken on the role of Regional Project Officer and will be managing the South Coast program – welcome aboard Amy!