Sunday 10 October 2021
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Our Charities


headspace Castle Hill is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation, providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.

With one in four young people experiencing mental health issues in the last 12 months and suicide as the leading cause of death amongst Australia’s youth, headspace Castle Hill aim to treat mental health issues early. They provide a holistic model of support via their website, headspace Castle Hill centres and online counselling.

headspace have proudly provided over 2 million services (centres, online and phone) helping 355,000 young people, and continue their work into the future.

Positive Vibes

Positive Vibes Foundation is a holistic not-for-profit organisation that promotes positive mental health in communities through specialist companionship programs and events, and connects people with the services they require. Our programs include a women’s shed where women can interact, share their stories and undertake activities in a safe environment; companion dog visits to aged care homes so residents can experience the companionship of animals; mental health awareness and educational forums for high school students; outreach programs to help connect individuals with mental health services; and mental health wellness recovery sessions. We are also involved in community events throughout the year to promote positive mental health and connect with over 500 people each month.

Youth Insearch

Youth Insearch is young people helping young people. Empowering people aged 14 to 20 to turn their disadvantages into their advantages, enabling them to reach their full potential. Since 1985, Youth Insearch has helped over 30,000 young people rebuild their lives, and currently assists around 1,000 young people per year across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Lisa Harnum Foundation

The Lisa Harnum foundation supports and empowers families affected by domestic violence while striving to prevent and end the cycle of abuse through education and social change. They aim to be part of a community in which domestic violence is eradicated for everyone by everyone, allowing families to live in safety, free from fear and free from domestic violence.

NSW Police Legacy

NSW Police Legacy is the NSW Police Force Charity. Our commitment is to build on the care and support of over 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families during times of tragedy and need. Initially founded to support bereaved families following the loss of their loved one, our support now extends to include police officers and their families experiencing challenging times in their lives. Our police family has grown to include not only families suffering from loss and grief, but those experiencing misfortune that require extra support.

NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. For over 100 years we have been a significant part of the history and landscape of NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts. The NSW RFS is widely acknowledged as the largest volunteer fire service in the world. Members of the NSW RFS are trained to very high levels of competence to ensure they know what to do in an emergency. The Service aims to reduce the likelihood and consequence of fires occurring. This involves comprehensive risk management programs to reduce bush fire hazards, reduce fire ignitions and the development of regulations for bush fire prone areas.

Rotary International

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. More than 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,500 Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The main objective of Rotary is service – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.

The Australian Rotary Health & Research Foundation

Australian Rotary Health is one of the largest independent funders of mental health research within Australia. We also provide funding into a broad range of general health areas, provide scholarships for rural medical and nursing students, as well as Indigenous health students. Australian Rotary Health provides funding into areas of health that do not readily attract funding, and promotes findings to the community. Australian Rotary Health is a project of the Rotary Districts of Australia and is supported by Rotary Clubs. We have a broad vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.