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Who are Beyond Blue?
Beyond Blue “promote good mental health [and] create change to protect everyone’s mental health and improve the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by depression, anxiety and suicide."
Why do they exist?
Beyond Blue state that ,“three million Australians are currently experiencing anxiety or depression. Every day, nearly eight people take their own lives.” Beyond Blue have a vision that “all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health”.
What do they do?
Beyond Blue characterise their work according to the following target groups.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities:addressing discriminatory behavior and equipping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the knowledge and skills to maintain their own social emotional wellbeing.
Childhood and educational settings:building the capacity of parents, guardians and carers, and those working in early childhood and primary school settings to support children’s emotional development and to respond effectively to children experiencing difficulties with depression and anxiety.
Youth Beyond Blue:connecting with parents and young people through a variety of channels, including the Youth Beyond Blue website and other online resources and apps, and in schools through various programs.
LGBTQI communities: celebrating diversity and standing up for equality in our community.
Men: encouraging men to take action against depression, anxiety and suicide, and to reduce stigma through programs, knowledge building and policy.
Multicultural communities: research, information, education and support strategies for multicultural communities.
Older adults: raising awareness, education and training for the aged care workforce, research and advocacy.
Perinatal mental health: increasing awareness and reducing the stigma surrounding perinatal mental health conditions.
Suicide prevention: advising, informing, and promoting hope for those touched by suicide, depression or anxiety, and reducing the discrimination and stigma surrounding these issues.
Stopping discrimination by insurance providers: improving access to insurance and influencing the industry to make changes to their policies and practices.
Reforming the mental health system: advocating to improve opportunities to get effective support and services at the right time for people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide.
Workplace health: building the capacity of industries, workplaces and individuals to understand how to be mentally healthy in the workplace.
How do they earn their money?
How do they spend their money?
Should I donate to beyondblue?
Donate with confidence.
We have confidence that your donation to Beyond Blue will be used as stated, that is, to achieve a vision that “all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.”
We believe that Beyond Blue is trustworthy. They consistently demonstrate that funds are used in pursuit of their mission. The charity’s financial model is clear. They show where donations go. It is clear who is in charge. Roles are described and performance is monitored. Finally, they have policies in place to prevent the misuse of funds.
We also believe that Beyond Blue is effective. They consistently show that they are working to deliver on their mission. They present overarching goals broken into strategic themes. They show the activities that they have delivered and present results from the last financial year. Finally, they commission independent evaluations of their organisation to monitor their success at achieving their mission.
It is for these reasons we recommend that you Donate with Confidence. Feel good that your money is going to help a good cause.
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We have investigated the finances, operations and results of beyondblue 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 whether there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also examines whether the charity can demonstrate that they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendations for potential donors and the reasoning behind them.
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Find out whether Beyond Blue 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 the findings of our analysis.