We believe we can create a world where young people triumph over adversity and thrive.

Human Nature was born in 2015, out of the heartbreaking recognition that those young people most likely to suffer dire and tragic outcomes, are often least likely to engage in conventional clinical support structures – they simply aren’t getting the help that they need because the help on offer is often not refined and attuned to meet them where they are at, and to work at their pace. 

That’s why we’ve developed an innovative evidence-based model of youth mental health support, delivered by qualified mental health professionals and experienced youth workers, that works to build therapeutic alliances with young people who conventional services have failed to engage.

Through offering exciting and fun adventures in nature, we are able to engage young people in the therapeutic support they often urgently need – evidenced by our remarkable 95% engagement rate. We create safe and supportive environments, where young people often feel more able to open up and share their stories, helping them to overcome past trauma, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to thrive.

The theme of our 2023 Impact Report is “A better future”. This reflects our optimism that, despite the challenges and uncertainty many of us are facing, our work can significantly improve the lives of young people facing mental health challenges in the Far North Coast.

Key achievements in the last year

  • Selection as a Social Impact Partner by Future Generation Global which brings with it a multi-year funding agreement.
  • Embedding impact measurement and service improvement into our services using the Outcomes Star model and Feedback Informed Therapy.
  • Redesigning our signature offering, Recre8, to ensure the expedition program continues to meet the needs of young people and is efficient and self-sufficient.
  • Redefining our intake assessment process to ensure improved safety of young people in providing long term care.
  • Secured State and Federal funding to deliver immediate flood recovery support.
  • A staff satisfaction score of 4.5/5 which is critical for staff attraction and retention in an area of workforce shortage.
  • 95% engagement rate with young people other services have been unable to reach

Most importantly of all, we positively impacted more young lives than ever before. Over the last financial year we supported 130 young people, a 40% increase compared to the previous year.

You can read more about our impact for young people below and see for yourself the strength and innovation of our programs and learn how your support improves the lives of young people.

You can also watch our 2023 Annual Impact Report highlights reel below.

Click below to view our 2022 Impact report.

Financial statements

To view our current financial statement visit the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.