Fundraising is a constant challenge.
“It costs $2,160 for Kenzie’s Gift to provide a young person with 12 sessions with a therapist and support them through what is a very difficult time” says Nic.
The ANZ Staff Foundation recently gave the charity a grant for $25,000 to fund a Telehealth Triage Practitioner, to make an initial assessment of clients and then refer them appropriate help.
That role has been filled by clinical psychologist Dr Freyja Mann.
“One of the really nice things about Kenzie’s Gift and one of the reasons I was motivated to join is that they can fund up to twelve sessions. There aren’t many funders that will fund that amount,” she says.
“These are long term difficulties that people need support through. It’s a valuable resource for people that’s not going to be taken away within a couple of weeks.
“It means people can properly develop relationships with their therapist and work through the ups and downs of how they’re getting on,” says Freyja.
David Bricklebank, Chair of the ANZ Staff Foundation Advisory Board, said it was inspiring to see the help being offered by Kenzie’s Gift.
“Childhood grief has huge costs, for the young people, their families and society. So, it’s inspiring to see the help Kenzie’s Gift is providing.”