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We help vulnerable young people in crisis whose addiction is hiding bigger social issues such as mental health issues and unemployment. Our programs work. Six months after completion, there are zero suicide attempts and 80% engaged in education and employment.

Safety, hope and opportunity for all vulnerable young Australians

Sir David Martin Foundation is a 30-year old family foundation, helping young people in crisis.
The Foundation is the major funder of Mission Australia's Triple Care Farm, a unique, holistic treatment centre, which each year gives over 200 vulnerable young Australians, aged 16-24, a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities. Through philanthropy, we enable best practice models of treatment for youth drug and alcohol addiction.

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September 1, 2021

Don’t Judge Me digital campaign launched as part of Youth Recovery Month

As part of September's Youth Recovery Month, we are delighted to launch a new awareness campaign to help reduce stigma surrounding youth drug and alcohol addiction. The “Don’t Judge Me” digital campaign…
August 30, 2021

DBT study reveals positive results for young people in residential AOD programs

A new study examining the effectiveness of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for young people in residential rehabilitation programs has shown positive results. In 2017, the University of Wollongong (Project Air)…
August 25, 2021

Online panel event: Touchy Subjects – does judgement limit young people’s potential?

Register now for our online panel event on Thursday 23rd September from 5.00-6.00 pm AEST during Youth Recovery Month. This special online discussion will delve into touchy and often taboo…

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suicide attempts six months after completing the program
reduction in chronic drug use
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Sir David Martin Foundation acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the importance of the young people who are the future leaders.