WHO ARE Batyr?
Batyr work to “engage, educate and empower young people to have positive conversations about mental health” by delivering mental health programs to schools, universities and work places.
WHY DO THEY EXIST?
They highlight that “of every 30 students in Australia, seven will be dealing with a mental health issue, yet only two will reach out for support, leaving five suffering in silence.”
They have a vision that “all young people are engaged in positive conversations about mental health and empowered to reach out for support when needed.”
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They deliver the following programs:
batyr@school - Schools can choose between batyr@school value packages designed to engage the entire school community, or a single batyr@school program for students in Years 9-12.
batyr@uni - These programs act as a bridge between students and their avenues of help, assisting them to take the first and crucial step of getting help.
batyr@work - These programs are designed to foster better mental health in the workplace, empower employees to have open and honest conversations about mental health, and provide tips and resources to improve help-seeking and support.
HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?
HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?
SHOULD I DONATE TO Batyr?
Batyr are a legally registered charity with deductible gift recipient status. They are clear about how they are run, by whom they are run and how they spend their money. They also describe their strategy, present their results and show they evaluate their programs.
However, I need to see more from them in order to recommend them with confidence. Batyr present results in the form of key statistics, but it is not clear how they collect this data, nor how they are monitoring performance more generally (i.e. do they have performance targets?). In order to have confidence in the results, we need to see complete reports, including the data collection methodology and a description of how results are used. In addition, in order to better understand the efficiency of the organisation, we would need to see a breakdown of spending across each program area.
After assessing both their strengths and weaknesses, our overall recommendation for Batyr is neutral. They demonstrate they are trustworthy and generally effective, but we need to see more in order to recommend them with confidence. In order to improve our confidence with Batyr, we would like to see:
evaluation reports that outline the data collection methodology used to collect their results, and
more on how expenses are split across their key program areas.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of Batyr and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
Download our complete evaluation of Batyr below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether Batyr Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on our evaluation.