The DENNY Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, based in the Illawarra; dedicated to supporting and advocating for those affected by or at risk for mental health issues.

The DENNY Foundation is a community based, not-for-profit, Non Government Organisation (NGO), a Registered Charity, an Australian Tax Office Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), and an Income Tax Exempt Entity. The foundation is managed by a Board of Directors who provide their time, expertise, and guidance on a voluntary basis; supported by an extraordinary team of passionate, qualified professionals and dedicated volunteers.

Be the change you want to see in the world...
— Mahatma Ghandi


Our Mission

To engage, support and strengthen vulnerable people (and their families), who live with mental health conditions and are affected by associated issues such as social disconnection and poverty; in order to improve their health, well-being, and participation in the community for an enhanced quality of life.

The DENNY Foundation is committed to social responsibility and exists to develop and auspice effective, holistic solutions which aid the mentally vulnerable in our community; and to support and advocate for individuals and families affected by mental health issues; with a specific focus on youth and early detection and intervention, to prevent depression, self-harm, and suicide.


The overall aim of the DENNY Foundation is to develop and implement relevant and practical programs that enhance well-being and resilience in people affected by mental health conditions, and their families, and the community; as well as increasing knowledge and understanding of the issues pertaining to mental health conditions. 

In its project development, The DENNY Foundation relies on evidence-based research and best practice data, to approach the complexity of the issues involved in supporting those affected by mental health conditions, in a balanced and scholarly manner. Our programs are developed in consultation with the community and in response to current needs.

In all of its activities, The DENNY Foundation anchors its work to a constructive, strength-based philosophy. TDF recognises that positive primary relationships, and connection to wider social and community networks, is a key mechanism paramount to positive mental health and well-being.


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