We don’t just change lives, we save them.

You can help us provide mental health support for more young people who desperately need us

We’re doing things differently

Every day Human Nature provides mental health support to some of the most traumatised, disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in our local community, who simply can’t engage with conventional mental health services. We do it by removing the key barriers they face to getting help – like cost, transport and the stigma around seeking help.

We are able to engage young people who have lost hope by taking a fundamentally different approach. We take them out of the clinical office and into nature, where they are more comfortable to talk about their problems and form meaningful relationships with our team of mental health professionals.

 

These are young people who otherwise would miss out on the mental health support they desperately need and the number is growing every day. Without our programs these young people are at risk of dire and tragic outcomes. On a trajectory that could end in juvenile detention, drug and alcohol rehab, inpatient psychiatric care or worse. 

We can be there for young people who are falling through the cracks of conventional mental health services. But we can only do it with your support.

We need your help now to ensure that we can reach as many young people as possible.

We meet young people where they are at

For us it’s all about engaging young people. So the kind of activities we might do could be anything from going for a walk around the block, which for someone who hasn’t been out of the house for some time, could be a really huge thing to do.

It could be going on an adventurous bush walk, going on a mountain bike ride, horse riding, right up to our longer therapeutic expedition program. 

Your support can change a life

With donations from people like you we can provide desperately needed mental health support for young people who simply won’t walk into a therapist’s office.

Young people who otherwise would be on a treacherous path towards dire and tragic outcomes. Your support can change that path and change a life.

“Some truly amazing work the Human Nature team do. Saying that human nature changed my life is an understatement because it helped me save it. Human nature was just the guiding light I needed to help myself blossom into the amazing person I am today.” – Cara, 19

Regular gifts keep our programs running

A regular gift to Human Nature provides ongoing and sustainable support so we can continue to provide our life changing programs to young people.

By becoming a regular donor of Human Nature your donation not only supports our organisation and the important work we do but it allows us to plan ahead. Pledged donations – big or small – ensure the continuity of our programs and employment of our dedicated and valuable staff.

Most importantly, our young people can continue to receive essential mental health support for as long as they need it. 

Reasons you can feel good about donating to Human Nature

We are a local, grassroots not-for-profit organisation founded in the Northern Rivers working with you people across the Far North Coast of NSW.

Our board members all volunteer their time to our organisation because they are so passionate about what we do and our program team is made up of incredibly skilled and passionate mental health professionals and youth workers.

Our model of care is evidence based and trauma informed and guided by a Clinical Governance Council.

We are a registered charity so your donation is tax deductible.