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Find out more about our latest news, blog posts and upcoming events to raise funds for young people in crisis.

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Governor of New South Wales portrait
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March 30, 2020

A message from our patron

Message source The COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen.  Increasing numbers of people have been diagnosed…
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Youth rehab graduation cutting of cake for 30 years
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February 21, 2020

Through drought and fire, storms and flood…

Graduation was postponed in December due to catastrophic fire risk at the farm. Hundreds of…
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Understanding Youth Addication Panel Discussion
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January 15, 2020

Postponed! Understanding Youth Addiction Panel Discussion

Due to the current COVID-19 Government and Department of Health official advice, Sir David Martin…
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Triple Care Farm graduation ceremony young person hugging mother
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January 15, 2020

Triple Care Farm Graduation – postponed due to fire risk

Temperatures were high on the original Graduation date in December 2019. In consultation with the…
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December 5, 2019

Youth Survey reveals top concerns for young people

More than 25,000 young people aged 15-19 years old completed the survey this year. The…
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November 8, 2019

Five stages of change for young people with addiction

The pathway to recovery requires a deeper understanding of the young person’s readiness for change.…
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October 10, 2019

Report highlights the risk of suicide in young people

Mental Health Month in October is a great opportunity to raise awareness of mental health…
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October 1, 2019

Steve ‘Commando’ Willis takes on Abseil for Youth

As the Foundation's newest Ambassador, Commando Steve, has committed to abseiling 135 metres down a…
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Counsellor speaking with young person on bench.
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August 19, 2019

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

What is DBT? Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, or DBT for short, is commonly used to treat…
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July 12, 2019

New peer support worker helping young people through rehab

Earlier this year, Triple Care Farm employed its first Lived Experience Peer Support Worker to…
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July 7, 2019

Our young Indigenous Australians

We acknowledge the traditional owners of our land and pay respect to elders, past, present…
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June 21, 2019

Tackling youth homelessness and its causes

Only 25, Courtney’s life was taken away in just one night. The first shock was…
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May 10, 2019

Register your interest for Abseil for Youth 2020

Abseil for Youth is Sir David Martin Foundation's annual major fundraiser. Register your interest to…
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April 26, 2019

Tax appeal – show your support to young people like Max

Four years of struggle and despair, without support, and surviving drug and alcohol addiction, physical…
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March 27, 2019

Gardening gloves and team spirit

Investa Property Group has been supporting Sir David Martin Foundation in our Abseil for Youth…
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March 24, 2019

Staring at your fear directly

Diving in bins for food; literally sleeping on the streets; having cockroaches crawl over my…
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March 15, 2019

The value of graduating

And although many young Australians are half way through the first academic semester of 2019,…
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March 12, 2019

My Kitchen Rules takes part in Sir David Martin Foundation fundraiser

The Royal Australian Naval Sailing Association (RANSA) and its members have supported Sir David Martin…
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January 30, 2019

Helen Connealy joins the team

The Board of Governors of Sir David Martin Foundation announce the appointment of Helen Connealy…
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