Get involved!

KYDS transforms young lives through barrier-free mental health support – thanks to people like you.

Each year we deliver around 7500 free counselling sessions, without the need for a Medicare card, GP referral or mental health plan. We’re here to ensure young people can access mental health support when they need it, for as long as they need it.

You can support KYDS in a number of ways and make a big difference to vulnerable youth in our community.

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Donate now

Every young person should have the chance to get the help they need.

KYDS relies on financial support from the community to ensure we meet the increasing demand for our vital service. Your generous donation will allow us to keep providing free counselling to local youth who need support, for as long as they need our help. Every contribution, no matter the size, has a direct impact on the lives of the young people we serve. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Donate today and empower youth to reach their full potential tomorrow.

$ 50
Funds an intake call with a KYDS clinician – the first step to getting the help they need
$ 100
Helps purchase
resources used in
counselling sessions
$ 200
Enables KYDS to submit
grants to receive
government funding
$ 250
Provides a young
person with one free
counselling session
$ 500
Provides a family with
a 3-hour initial family
therapy session

Give all year round

Small change, big impact.
Join the KYDS Collective, our regular giving program!

Your monthly donation will ensure young people can access mental health support all year round. For less than the cost of a coffee a day, you could save the life of someone struggling.

KYDS Collective members enjoy:

  • Priority invitations and discounted rates for KYDS events
  • Access to a twice-yearly online update with KYDS’ Chair and CEO
  • Invitations to free donor thank you events
  • Quarterly updates via newsletter
  • Connection to a private KYDS Collective Facebook group.
JOIN KYDS COLLECTIVE Give all year round
Workplace Giving

Unite your staff and colleagues with KYDS Workplace Giving and help ensure the young people of today can reach their full potential tomorrow.

A workplace giving program is an easy way to make a regular, pre-tax donation to KYDS from your pay, reducing your taxable income. Your organisation might use workplace giving platforms like Good2Give, JustGiving and GoodCompany, or you can simply contact your payroll department to get started. It’s easy – just let them know how much you would like to donate to KYDS and your employer will provide your donation to us each payday.

Why not amplify your impact and encourage your organisation to support KYDS through corporate donations? They could even set up an ongoing program to match donations made by staff – this might be dollar for dollar, double matching or matching to a capped amount!


Fundraise for KYDS

Want to go above and beyond making a donation to KYDS?

Why not help us by rallying your network and hosting a fundraising event or running your own fundraising campaign? Become a champion for KYDS. Whether it’s a cake stall, morning tea, a charity fun run or challenge, golf day, raffle or online crowdfunding campaign, your initiative can help raise funds and awareness for our vital work.


Become a business supporter

Does your organisation share our desire to achieve positive mental health outcomes for young people?
Collaborate with KYDS and make an even more significant impact on youth mental health.
Corporate donation
Give a financial gift to support our programs and help young people get the mental health support they need.
Partner with KYDS
Make a lasting impact on communities by developing an ongoing relationship with KYDS. Your support will ensure employees of tomorrow can reach their full potential.
Organise an event
Organise a fundraising event in your workplace and engage your team to raise funds and awareness for KYDS.
Resource support
Do you own or know of a business that can help KYDS reduce outgoing costs? We welcome assistance with resources or pro bono support of our operational activities. There are also opportunities to volunteer at fundraising events.
Product donation
Donate prizes for raffles and silent auctions or items such as discount vouchers that we could provide to our volunteers and supporters to thank them.
Run for KYDS
Unite your team and promote mental well-being through exercise, all for a good cause. Participate in a community fun run like the Lindfield Fun Run or City2Surf and take advantage of their fundraising platform to raise money for KYDS.
Become a community supporter

Join us as a community supporter by raising awareness and participating in our community activities.

  • Share and engage with our story on social media
  • Join our KYDS Local Community Champions Facebook group
  • Attend our events
  • Sign up for our quarterly newsletter
  • Display our collateral at your business or workplace
  • Ask friends and family to make a birthday donation on your behalf instead of buying a gift
  • Advocate for the mental health needs of young people in our community.

Volunteer with KYDS

Volunteering with KYDS is a great way to give back and help young people in our local community.

Meet new friends, gain new skills and experience and have some fun! You can be involved in the delivery of sporting events that provide financial support to KYDS, assist with special projects and fundraising events or help distribute KYDS information to homes and businesses within the local community.

Create a positive impact today.

Youth Advisory Committee

Young people will always be the heart of KYDS.

We invite young individuals passionate about creating change and shaping the future to join our Youth Advisory Committee. This team meets monthly and plays a vital role in providing insights and creative ideas for our programs. With a passion for mental health and the non-profit sector, the committee also helps to run fundraising initiatives to support our work.

For more information call 9416 0900.

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Leave a bequest

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One hundred years from now it won't matter what my bank balance was, the sort of home I lived in, or the car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
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By leaving a gift to KYDS in your will, you can help us with future planning and ensure that free, confidential counselling is available to the young people of tomorrow. Any amount you leave to KYDS will be gratefully received and will help transform the lives of future generations. If you have named KYDS in your will, you are under no obligation to inform us of your decision. However, if you do advise us of your intentions, it may help us to fully understand your wishes. We value your future support and would like to personally thank you for your gift. You can let us know here.

Thank you to our supporters

KYDS is supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services