Bringing lived experience to mental health leadership

Nurturing the rise of leaders who have personal experience of mental health issues is at the heart of a new research partnership for the Fay Fuller Foundation.

The project, a partnership between the Lived Experience Leadership and Advocacy Network (LELAN) and the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group (MHSPRG) from the University of South Australia (UniSA), is one of the latest recipients of our Discovery Grants.

Discovery grants turn up the volume on mental health

Ways to amplify the voices of people who have lived through mental health and social issues has emerged as a theme in our latest round of Discovery Grants.

Our Discovery Fund grant round is designed to support organisations who want to answer questions and build evidence that will lead to significant and positive changes to our health system. The recipients of our 2019 grants all share the goal of bringing people with lived experience of health, particularly mental health, into the research and planning picture as key advisers.

A win for people suffering from eating disorders

The announcement of a new world-class facility for South Australians suffering from eating disorders is very exciting and welcome news. The new Statewide Eating Disorder Service building, to be situated on the former Repatriation General Hospital site, will create a centre for excellence in eating disorder services. Our interest in this important facility started about […]

Baby Boomers in focus for AdMental

We’re pleased to support the next instalment of AdMental, a night of thought-provoking fun presented by the Don Dunstan Foundation. The popular event, this year hosted by media personality Ann Wills, will see young advertising creatives go head to head ‘Gruen’ style as they address an issue of our time – our ageing population. This […]

Systems change and philanthropy: Taking risks and achieving greater impact

What can be achieved when a global group of philanthropic foundations come together to explore what risk looks like when trying to achieve greater impact through systems change for complex problems? We aimed to explore this by working with the Social Innovation Exchange and their Funders Node – the bringing together of over 50 different […]