Our Kookaburra Kids

Our Kookaburra Kids

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation supports young people aged 8-18 years living in families impacted by mental illness.

Our Kookaburra Kids come in all from many different backgrounds and experiences; there is no ‘one way’ to describe them all. While all Kookaburra Kids have a family member with mental illness it does not mean their experiences and presentations will be the same.

As a diverse group, these children and young people have different needs and challenges. Currently supporting over 2,000 young people across Australia, the program enables young people to connect with other kids just like them, share experiences in an age appropriate environment, ask questions and get support. The kids are able to be with other kids with similar family situations and begin to feel they are not alone anymore.

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"This is the best weekend I have ever had in my whole life, I can’t wait until the next camp”

Kookaburra Kid

"Camp acted as an escape, leaders were role models and gave me plenty of resources specifically relating to my father’s illness and how to deal with it."

Kookaburra Kid

"This is the first time I have been able to talk to someone who understands about my mum’s bipolar disorder, I have a new friend and I am not alone anymore, thanks Kookaburra Kids"

Kookaburra Kid

"Please can I come again, it was so much FUN"

Kookaburra Kid

“KK has given me better understanding of mental illness, a group of friends who are always there to talk to and will understand”

Kookaburra Kid
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COVID-19 is a reality of life right now and as a community, we’re all doing the best we can to adapt to measures that are aimed to keep us safe and well. How students are guided to deal with this pandemic now will help equip them with coping mechanisms, resilience and a positive outlook, tools that will be valuable throughout life. Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation performs this role every day for young people from families experiencing mental illness.

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