Our Purpose

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 2,800 kids are registered to the Kookaburra Kids program.

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Our Purpose

We aspire to be recognised as national experts in empowering young people to grow beyond the impacts
of familial mental illness.

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Our Philosophies

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.