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A Blooming Great Cause for Cystic Fibrosis WA

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis and this campaign helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health



On Friday 26 May, hundreds of volunteers and businesses across Western Australia are banding together to sell 13,500 long stemmed roses to raise much needed money to provide care to children and young adults living with CF. The proceeds will also go towards fund world class research right here in WA.

Roses for 65 Roses Day will be sold by CFWA volunteers at $5 per stem, or $50 for 12 roses.

WHAT: 65 Roses Day

WHEN: 26th May, 2017

WHERE: Perth CBD and surrounds and throughout regional WA

WHY: To raise much needed funds for CF research to help find a cure

“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis.  Our “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965, when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses." Today, “65 Roses” helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.

Sale of Roses on Friday 26 May 2017:

·      Murray Street Mall – Perth CBD

·      Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup

·      Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont

·      Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro

·      Waterford Plaza, Waterford

·      Westfield Innaloo, Innaloo

·      Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Bull Creek

·      Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton

·      Yanchep Central, Yanchep

·      Wanneroo Central, Wanneroo

·      Westfield Whitford City, Whitford

·      Riverton Stockland, Riverton

·      Phoenix Shopping Centre, Spearwood

·      Winthrop Village, Winthrop

·      Subiaco Train Station, Subiaco

·      Henderson Mall, Fremantle

·      Telstra Morley Galleria

·      Telstra Maddington Central

·      Telstra Warwick Grove

·      Telstra Cockburn Gateway

·      Telstra Claremont Quarter

·      Telstra Manning Arcade

·      Regional areas including Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam and York

You can get involved by calling Karen de Lore at Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 6457 7333 or alternatively, please email [email protected]

For further information or to donate visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa/65roses


beyondblue promotes good mental health, tackles stigma and discrimination, and provides support and information on anxiety, depression and suicide to everyone in Australia.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Mental Health


  • Established:2000


beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.

We provide information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. We often help people take the first steps towards recovery by connecting them with local health and community services, empowering them to get better and stay well.

beyondblue’s tools, resources and services create mentally healthy environments. Through our dedicated programs, we support schools, universities, workplaces and community organisations to protect and promote good mental health.  

We’re working to break down the stigma that prevents people talking about anxiety, depression and suicide, as well as tackling prejudice and discrimination wherever they exist.

Our independence and bipartisan approach to issues position us to advocate for positive change, and a better deal for people experiencing anxiety, depression and suicide risk. Our research continues to shape our work and that of others, and we collaborate with partners across many sectors and industries to advance our collective thinking, knowledge and direction. 

Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia

CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of children born with a cleft, adults born with a cleft and professionals who care for children born with cleft conditions. Our motto is the 'sharing helps'. We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft lip/and or palate and are keen to help you as best we can.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health




The Cleft Palate and Lip Society (CleftPALS) was established to provide support, reassurance, and knowledge to parents and their families of a child born with a cleft condition. This was the vision when the support group seed was planted. The seed has grown over the years with branches in most states around Australia.

Way back in 1974, the days of flares and free love, CleftPALS was born in NSW. It all started when two friends had babies with a cleft at the same time. The friendship and support that they gleaned from each other was so helpful that they decided to share it with other parents.

In Western Australia it pretty much started the same way as in NSW.

The beginnings of CleftPALS WA harks back to 1971/72 and an orthodontist by the name of Dr William Brogan who suggested to the mum of a cleft-affected child getting all the other parents of cleft-affected children together on a regular basis for moral support and discussion forums.  Flyers were put up at Dr Brogans private rooms and soon there was enough interest to hold the first meeting, held with the kind continuing support of Dr Brogan at his private residence.  Turnout steadily increased to the point where a hall was hired to cater for all the interested people.
However the CleftPALS motto "The Sharing Helps" can be traced back even further to unsung everyday heros like local GP's who were the front-runners to the formalisatisation of such support groups, be it CleftPALS or other similar parent support organisations.  One such example was in the middle of the swinging 60's when a Carlisle GP noted that two of his patients were mums of cleft-affected children (born a few years apart) and only lived a few doors away from each other on the same street.  He recognised the benefit of introducing the mother of the older child to the mother of the 2 month old baby preparing for her child's first repair surgery, as bewildering and stressful today as it was back then!  At the doctors request Judy duly dropped by for a cuppa and a chat armed with pictures of her cleft-affected son, helping put Jessie's mind at ease as to what her and her daughter were about to undergo.  Jessie too saw the value of sharing and demystifying the journey to other mums and hence was one of the initial members of CleftPALS WA "paying it forward".
So, long before "The Sharing Helps" officially became the motto of CleftPALS WA there were people already living by its mantra.

The actual Cleft Palate and Lip Unit was started by Mr Harold McComb (Plastic Surgeon) in the mid 1950’s at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr William Brogan (Orthodontist) later joined him in the 1960’s.  They were infact channelling our motto “The Sharing Helps” and putting it out there, connecting mums to share and discuss long before the formal creation of CleftPALS WA.

Diabetes WA

Founded in 1965, Diabetes WA is the peak body and voice of diabetes in Western Australia.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Fundraising,Mental Health



Our vision, Freedom from Diabetes, captures the focus of what we do: to minimise the impact of diabetes in Western Australia. We strive to achieve this by:

  • Providing diabetes-related products to the Western Australian community to help people manage the condition. (To browse the online shop click here).
  • Providing a range of support and education services to make living with diabetes easier.
  • Offering programs that inform the community about the ways of safeguarding against or reducing the impact of diabetes, including type 2 diabetes prevention initiatives.
  • Providing resources and information for health professionals.
  • Advocating on behalf of people with diabetes to eliminate unfair practices and stigma.
  • Representing a membership base of over 12,000 people affected by, or at risk of, diabetes.
  • Raising vital funds to support research and programs.
  • Supplying information and advice to anyone wanting to know more about diabetes.

This important work cannot be achieved alone. It is through the generosity and support of the WA community that we are able to ensure this work is delivered and sustained for the future. 

Fair Game

Fair Game's mission is to engage under-serviced Australian communities through unique health education and fitness programs and recycled sports equipment.

  • Type:Aboriginal,Volunteer,Charity
  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Sports
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Mental Health,Refugees,Sport & Recreation


  • Sports:Basketball


<p> Fair Game Australia is a health charity with an innovative approach to reducing inequality for under-serviced Australians via recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> The DGR charity is an award winning grass-roots volunteer lead organisation making significant impact for thousands of Aboriginal and CALD Australians each year across remote and urban communities.</p> <p> We have three core programs delivered by youthful volunteers in partnership with communities.</p> <p> Vision: To enable all Australians to have access to the benefits of healthy choices through recycled sports equipment.</p> <p> Values: Fit & Healthy Communities, Inspiration & Education, Teamwork & Leadership, Sustainability & Recycling</p> <p> Target Populations: CALD Communities (migrants, refugees), Indigenous Australians, Low SES Australians, Mental Health Sufferers, Chronic Disease Sufferers, Adolescent Females</p>

Fibromyalgia Support Network

Dr Kaye Brand PhD established the Fibromyalgia Support Network in Perth, Western Australia in 2008. Professionally Dr Brand is a Physiotherapist. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia over 15 years ago and found that there was very little education and support for people with this condition in Western Australia.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Mental Health



We run monthly meetings at the Melville Library. Most months we have a specialist guest speaker, and then a catch-up/chat time afterwards. They are on the first Thursday of every month.

There is also a growing list of social coffee mornings in Perth, the suburbs, and the country. They are held monthly in Albany, Baldivis, Bicton, Bunbury, Geraldton, Gosnells, Mandurah, Margaret River, Mindarie, Morley, Mullaloo, Rockingham, South Perth and Wanneroo. We also have a weekend coffee morning, in Kings Park.

Foodbank Western Australia

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in WA. It provides support for thousands of disadvantaged families each month.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Child Welfare,Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Environmental,Family,Food,Local Community,Mental Health



Foodbank WA works to ease the suffering of those people affected by prolonged hunger.

In partnership with food donors, and more than 900 community groups, welfare agencies and schools, it provides nutrition support to in excess of 68,000 Western Australian's each month.

Prolonged hunger is a leading health issue. Sufferers are vulnerable to a range of health issues including compromised immunity, reduced bone density and poor organ health.

Children and seniors are most at risk. For children, poor and inadequate nutrition can lead to learning and growth problems and lead to a life of unfulfilled potential.

Foodbank WA has developed nutrition programs to assist people in need with choosing and preparing healthy foods. 

It's School Breakfast Program is the the largest in Australia. Currently operating in 432 schools extending from Kalumburu to Warburton to Esperance the program supports more than 16,000 students benefit each week.

The Foodbank WA network extends from the state head office in Perth into regional centres in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Peel.

Foodbank WA welcomes volunteers and regularly has groups of corporate volunteers attend to assist with its vital work.

To join the fight against prolonged hunger visit www.foodbankwa.org.au of call (08)9258 9277.


Gay And Lesbian Community Services

GLCS has been providing support, information and resources to the West Australian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community for almost 35 years.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Fundraising,Information & Referral,Mental Health



We are the longest running organisation of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

As WA’s main community based GLBT service provider our main focus is on providing essential services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, including our peer counselling phone line and social support groups. We also offer a number of training options for the general community, ranging from one-hour personal perspectives talks to half- and full-day workplace training in diverse sexuality and gender. We also have a successful history of running funded projects, often in partnership with other community groups.

Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA (Inc.) is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people in Western Australia.

Brief History
GLCS was established in 1974 as the Homosexual Counselling and Information Service of WA. In 1984 the name was changed to the Gay Counselling Service of WA and the organisation became an incorporated body. In keeping with worldwide trends to recognise the contribution and needs of women in the community, the name of the service was changed in 1990 to the Gay and Lesbian Counselling Service of WA (Inc). In 1999 the name was changed again to the Gay and Lesbian Community Services of WA (Inc) to reflect the wider range of services that GLCS provides. We are the oldest service of our kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

GLCS receives some funding from the Health Department of WA. While this money is much appreciated and essential, it covers only our basic costs. Our ability to provide our essential services is dependent on the efforts of our volunteers and additional income from financial memberships, donations and fundraising.


HelpingMinds offers free support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges across WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Mental Health




We started as ARAFMI over 40 years ago and we understand that having a loved one who is experiencing mental ill-health can be a difficult and isolating experience. But you don’t have to go through it alone.

We are here to listen and to provide you with emotional and practical supports that will help you and your family cope during stressful times.

Our free and confidential services include; Counselling and support groups for family and friends; Early intervention programs for children and young people; Assistance and support through the NDIS; Mental health programs for schools and the community; Helping family and friends to understand their rights and have their voice heard.

If you are a mental health carer or have someone close to you living with mental health challenges, contact us today.


International Skills and Training Institute in Health

The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) is an independent, not- for-profit organisation that co-ordinates the resources needed to deliver sustainable medical skills training and disaster relief within the Indo Pacific region.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health



Drawing from a volunteer pool of Western Australian, Australian and internationally-based clinical specialists, ISTIH aims to work in collaboration with local health workers and organisations to develop specialised training programs in medicine, nursing and allied health to suit the needs of communities across our region.

ISTIH was established in 2005 following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Professor Michael Henderson and Professor Bruce Robinson AM recognised a lack of cohesion across Western Australian development aid initiatives within the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and formed ISTIH to enable a holistic approach in the delivery of WA-based aid services to communities throughout these areas. Most international aid and disaster relief arrive too late to save many victims, as many die within a critical period of 12 to 24 hours of a disaster. ISTIH was developed as an alternative to common reactive aid approaches and embodies a pre-emptive, proactive approach, by which local medics are equipped with the necessary skills to respond to an emergency situation before disaster strikes.

ISTIH uses an outcomes-based ‘train the trainer’ model to achieve this, ensuring we maximize the utility of available resources in order to achieve long term and sustainable outcomes in community healthcare. ISTIH clinical volunteers travel to a region and teach skills training and ‘up-skilling’ courses to local allied health workers and students, with the view that once clinicians have gained such knowledge, they can pass this on to others, and so forth, as part of a continuing chain of impact or ‘ripple effect’.

The Institute’s current engagements include providing ongoing support for the development of emergency medicine in Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal, and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea. ISTIH also offers an Elective Placement Scholarship to facilitate bilateral exchange between medical students of the University of Western Australia and University of Indonesia. More information about our work can be found via our website.

ISTIH is grateful for the support of our core partners, the Department of Health and Aging of Western Australia and the University of Western Australia (UWA). The Institute’s head office is located at UWA Claremont campus.


JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

JDRF is the world's largest charitable supporter of type 1 diabetes research.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare



JDRF was founded in 1970 in the US and 1982 in Australia by a group of determined volunteers.

Internationally, JDRF has been involved in every major type 1 diabetes breakthrough of the last four decades.  JDRF-funded researchers have driven the advancement of day-to-day disease management tools and accelerated the pace of research through a focus on four research priorities - immune therapies, beta cell therapies, glucose control therapies and complications therapies.

JDRF supports Australian diabetes research via the strategic provision of funding, investing over $160 million into Australian research to date.

In addition to supporting research, JDRF Australia plays a key role in advising and influencing health policy direction across all levels of government and building community awareness of type 1 diabetes.

Throughout all local and international activities JDRF's mission remains constant - to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.


Kids Are Kids Therapy and Education Center Inc.

Kids Are Kids! provides therapy assessment and intervention services for children at all levels of developmental disability or delay.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Child Welfare,Disabilities,Education & Training,Mental Health



From individual and group programs to government funded programs, we provide a range of services that support all childrens' developmental needs.

Leukaemia Foundation in Western Australia

The peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Mental Health



Who we are

The Leukaemia Foundation is the peak body for blood cancer in Australia, funding research and providing free support services to support people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.

We invest millions of dollars in the work of Australia??s leading researchers to develop better treatments and cures and provide free services to support people with blood cancer and their families. We receive no ongoing government funding and rely on the generosity of the community and corporate sector to further our Vision to Cure and Mission to Care.


Our services

Our range of free services supports thousands of Australians, from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised support for the person and their loved ones all free of charge. The services provided by our support services team includes:

  • Information, emotional support and advocacy

  • Educational programs to help people to live with their disease

  • Safe transport to and from hospital treatment

  • Access to fully furnished, 'home away from home' accommodation for regional families required to relocate to the city for as long as it??s needed.

  • Practical assistance

To learn more, please call 1800 620 420 to speak with one of our Support Services team.


You can help us

There are many ways that you can help us to improve the quality of life for people with blood cancer. From making a donation, to signing up for an event; from volunteering, or joining us as a corporate sponsor . please call 1800 620 420 or go to www.leukaemia.org.au to learn more.

Lifeline WA

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. It is Lifeline WA's mission to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Mental Health



Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. At Lifeline WA we believe that almost all suicides are preventable and we work towards achieving our  vision of a community free of suicide. It is our mission to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing. Lifeline WA does this through the provision of our 24/7 crisis support line: 13 11 14, online crisis support chat service, community education and engagement programs and our face to face counselling services.

Lifeline WA is dependent upon community contribution, corporate partnerships and fundraising activities to deliver its core suicide prevention and crisis support services.

Lifeline Australia Inc is the national body representing Lifeline Members throughout Australia. Its primary responsibility is to manage Lifeline’s national services, including the 24 hour telephone crisis support line. This management involves quality assurance, maintenance of service standards, accreditation of Lifeline Centres, and the operation of a national virtual call centre connecting telephone crisis support workers in 60 locations through sophisticated telephony to meet call demand.


MAN: Men's Advisory Network

Our vision: "The flourishing of the Men’s Health and Wellbeing Sector in Western Australia"

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Drugs & Alcohol,Employment & Training,Information & Referral,Mental Health



M.A.N. the peak body for service providers, organisations and individuals concerned with men’s health, well-being and other issues affecting males of all ages in Western Australia. It is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that receives financial support from the Department of Health.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition, M.A.N. provides information to individuals about appropriate services and professionals, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

The aim of M.A.N. is to raise awareness of issues impacting on males of all ages and to advocate on their behalf in order to promote their health and well-being in a holistic sense covering physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual components. This is based on the World Health Organisation's 1986 definition of health and encompasses all aspects of a person's life.

The primary role that M.A.N. plays is resourcing the sector through supporting service providers, organisations and professionals from various disciplines, who work with males of all ages. In addition M.A.N. refers individuals to the most appropriate services, plus provides general community education and raises awareness of the issues affecting males of all ages.

In 2002, M.A.N. received funding from the Department of Health to investigate the options for establishing and maintaining a viable network for community based men's groups in Western Australia. The rationale for this funding may be found in the government's election commitments contained in the Men's Health Direction Statement.

Our Goals are:
Community engagement, stakeholders, and grassroots
Networking hub
Commercial alliances
Training development
The current service agreement with the Department of Health requires MAN to deliver the following outputs:
1. Information Services
1.1. Website
1.2. Newsletter
1.3. Services data base
1.4. Promote events, issues and contact among men’s health groups.
2. Partnerships
2.1 Form and strengthen partnerships with other agencies, organisations and community groups to advocate and progress issues related to men’s health.
3.  Program Delivery
3.1. International Men’s Health Week.
3.2. Coordinate and conduct one major conference or seminar/workshop on men’s health and wellbeing related topics per year.
3.3. Conduct a minimum of ten men’s health information sessions per year
3.4. Conduct a minimum of 3 Pit Stop programs per year
4.  Evaluation
4.1. Evaluation of the overall services provided, including the impact of MAN activities and advocacy on service providers’ and partner agencies’ involvement/capacity to support men on health and well-being issues.

Momentum Forum

The mission of Momentum Forum is to create awareness of worthy causes via social and business networking

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Health,Mental Health



Momentum Forum Events
Momentum Forum is a marketing and networking organisation with a strong charity component. Momentum's celebrated functions provide an opportunity for corporate and social networking and introduce guest speakers from all walks of life.
Momentum Forum hosts four signature, annual events each year including:

International Woman's Day Luncheon supporting in support of women's rights- Momentum Forum presents Most Inspiring Woman of the Year.

JDL Men in Black Ball in support of Men's Mental Health- Momentum Forum presents Most Inspiring Man of the Year.

Brian Gardner Pink Ribbon Ball for breast cancer research proudly supporting National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Melbourne Cup Luncheon for Canteen.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Australia

Everything we do at Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia is focused on improving the quality of life for Western Australians with muscular dystrophy and allied conditions, supporting those who care for someone with muscular dystrophy or an allied condition and funding research into treatments and ultimately, a cure for these devastating diseases.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Mental Health



About Muscular Dystrophy


Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. There are in excess of 70 types of muscular dystrophy affecting more than 20,000 Australians.

Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy face daily challenges – their muscles waste away which steals their independence, they are confined to electric wheelchairs because they can no longer walk, and in many cases, each day, it becomes more difficult for them to breathe.



Nulsen is one of Western Australia’s leading disability services providers focusing on people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health



Almost all of the people we support also have complex health and behaviour support needs.

We provide disability support accommodation, 24-hour assistance and community activities for residents.

Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve and maintain a valued quality of life as part of an accepting community. To achieve this, we employ over 380 dedicated and courageous support workers and other staff to support more than 100 residents in 24 homes.

Nulsen is strongly guided by its heritage. We have the courage to do what is right and to take on challenges that others won’t. That was true of our founding parents over 55 years ago, and it’s still true today.

PMH Foundation

As the main fundraising body for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Western Australia, PMH Foundation is driven by the belief that all children and adolescents deserve a healthy life.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Mental Health



<p> Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation is the official fundraising body for PMH, WA’s only specialist children’s hospital.</p> <p> All net income raised is made available to the hospital for the funding of medical equipment, research, expertise, specialist services, capital projects and education.  </p> <p> We partner with community groups, individuals, families and corporations to achieve our fundraising goals and strive to make a real difference in child and adolescent healthcare in WA.</p>

Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia

Richmond Fellowship of WA (RFWA) is a non-government organisation in Western Australia that participates in providing a Recovery-promoting environment for people with a diagnosable mental illness.

  • Charity:Housing & Homeless,Mental Health
  • Type:Charity



RFWA is well known for programs that integrate the key elements of recovery with accommodation and support services such as recreational activities, guidance on practical living skills and intensive counselling to give participants the confidence and skills they need to recover from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life outside an institution.
Building on a solid base of accommodation support programs which provide community based housing and skills development support in a non-institutional environment, RFWA is expanding its services to include assistance in employment, training, and consulting for the community and corporate sector.
RFWA is driven by an innovative strategic plan and caring staff that are steadfastly committed to their consumers' recovery, and continually develops its programs so participants receive the very best in recovery services.

Our History

RFWA is part of a network of Richmond Fellowship organisations throughout the world. The original Richmond Fellowship was founded in 1959 by Elly Jensen in Richmond, England.
Elly believed that people recovering from a mental illness would benefit from living in a supportive community setting. As a result, she established a community based house for ex-psychiatric hospital consumers that offered both support through skilled counselling and assistance to face the demands of life outside of the hospital/institutional setting.
In 1975, Elly and many members of the West Australian community established The Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (currently RFWA). Financial assistance was provided by the Commonwealth Government, the Lotteries Commission of WA and a bequest by the late Mrs Ruth Downer. Since then, RFWA has continued to grow and today provides a range of support services to people in various residential settings throughout the Perth metropolitan area and south west.

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Bringing the finest aeromedical health care to the furthest corners of Australia

  • Charity:Emergency Relief,Mental Health
  • Type:DGR 1 Status



Proudly serving Australians since 1928, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides aeromedical emergency and comprehensive healthcare services to people who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.

The RFDS also delivers critical support to people who live in urban centres by providing transfer of patients between regional and metropolitan hospitals.
To help meet the costs associated with running a 24 hour emergency and comprehensive healthcare service, the RFDS relies on generous contributions from individuals, community groups, business and the corporate sector as well as receiving some funding from the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

Jandakot is the official headquarters of the Service in Western Australia, however it also has bases at Derby, Port Hedland, Meekatharra and Kalgoorlie. From these bases, it covers an area one third the size of the whole Australian continent – 2.5 million square kilometres.

It does this with a total of 14 Pilatus PC-12 turbo prop aircraft and 1 Hawker XP2 jet aircraft. The turbo props are ideally configured for our aeromedical transfer work and ideal for landing and taking off from bush airstrips. Each turbo prop can take up to two stretcher patients and a medical crew – and sometimes an additional sitting patient.

The jet, which was purchased with the help of a corporate sponsor, Rio Tinto, the WA Government and other supporters, has been vitally important to the RFDS in such a large State. For critically ill or injured patients, it can cut the travel time in half for those who are the furthest distances from the major hospitals in Perth. The jet can also take up to three stretcher patients and two full critical care teams, so in the case of major motor vehicles accidents in the far north, for example, the Rio Tinto Life Flight jet is able to reach patients quickly and able to transport them to specialist care in Perth in half the time it would normally take in a turbo prop aircraft.

Each year more than 8,000 sick and injured patients are transported, more than 40,000 calls received for medical advice and assistance, and over 2,000 clinics are run at rural and remote sites.

Every day, in many ways the Royal Flying Doctor Service takes the finest care to Australia's furthest corners so that anyone who lives, works or travels in remote and rural Australia can feel confident that they have access to the best health services. 

Ruah Community Services

It is committed to working in partnership with citizens marginalised by mainstream society to enable them to overcome their disadvantage, improve the quality of their lives, enhance their spirit and participate more fully in the community.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training,Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health




Ruah aims to empower vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create meaningful change in their lives through the provision of quality support services in the areas of housing and homelessness, family and domestic violence, and mental health. Ruah’s vision is to build flourishing communities through active participation and wellbeing of people with complex needs.

SIDS and Kids WA

SIDS for Kids WA is a community-based organisation and had our beginnings as a mutual support group for bereaved SIDS parents and families during the 1970s.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Family,Fundraising,Mental Health



By 1979 this small self-help group had grown, and the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation was incorporated.

At the same time the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support group WA (SANDS) had formed, and this group offered support to those families who had suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.

Both groups operated separately for several years, until in 2000 it was recognised that these two very special support organisations could benefit by merging, and so the SIDS Foundation and SANDS became SIDS and Kids WA.

SIDS and Kids WA is funded through the generosity of the Western Australian public. The two main sources of income are Red Nose Day product sales, and tax-deductible donations.

Interested in joining us?


We rely on a large number of volunteers, many of whom are bereaved parents, their families and friends. These volunteers carry out a variety of essential duties including Red Nose Day activities, family support, events, community education and office duties. We encourage you to visit our volunteer page enquire about our volunteering opportunities.

Partners & Supporters

We're grateful for the support of our partners and supporters who help fund our education and bereavement support programs and services and research into stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome. Why not make a meaningful contribution to our community and become a SIDS and Kids WA partner or supporter?

Sock it to Sarcoma!

Charity supporting people diagnosed with sarcoma, rare and aggressive primary bone and soft tissue tumours through medical research and community education and awareness.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Mental Health



Our Vision

West Australians and their families facing the sarcoma journey will have gold standard holistic care throughout every aspect of their journey: from diagnosis to survivorship or bereavement via quality research, surgical, medical and clinical support services.

Our Mission

  • Funding research into sarcoma, a rare and aggressive group of primary bone
    & soft tissue tumours.
  • Better understanding for sarcoma patients through community awareness
  • Supporting gold standard holistic clinical care for sarcoma patients
  • Advocating for Adolescent and Young Adults with cancer

St Pat's Rack

St Pat’s Rack is the newest vintage store to open in the vibrant city of Fremantle. It sells an eclectic, quirky mix of vintage and local creations. All proceeds go towards supporting the homeless.

  • Charity:Housing & Homeless,Local Community,Mental Health,Youth Welfare,Drugs & Alcohol,Emergency Relief,Fundraising
  • Type:Charity



About St Patricks Community Support Centre

We are a not-for-profit organisation, providing services for disadvantaged people of the Perth South Metropolitan Area; in particular those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We aim to provide high quality and immediate care for our clients through the delivery of a diverse and holistic range of services which include: emergency relief, housing (crisis and transitional accommodation), meals 365 days a year, a day centre as well as welfare and health services.  We also deliver specialist programs such as education and training, art and music, recreation, youth at risk, rough sleepers and partner with other agencies across the community to achieve our goals.

As previously mentioned, 2012 signals St Patrick’s 40th year of service in the community and throughout this period, we have continually worked to help those who are disadvantaged in Fremantle and the south west metropolitan region of Perth - none of which would have been possible without the ongoing and generous support of the wider community.

Our vision is to continuously improve and expand our services.  As the number of people at risk in our community grows, we are looking to work with the local community leaders to achieve a ‘whole of community’ response to the issues surrounding homelessness.

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