Dulwich Centre Foundation works within Australia and in many different countries with children, young people and adults who have experienced significant adversity.
As a not-for-profit charitable organisation, we respond to groups and communities facing mental health difficulties as the result of significant hardships (trauma, violence, drug and alcohol issues, grief and loss, poverty, racism, discrimination, dispossession, war, and so on).
The work of our Foundation involves:
- direct counselling and community work with individuals, groups, and communities
- developing respectful, effective, and culturally-appropriate methodologies to respond to community mental health issues and collective trauma
- working in partnership with local communities to engage with children, young people, and adults using these methodologies
- building the capacity of local mental health workers/community members to address mental health issues in a range of contexts.
The Dulwich Centre Foundation is linked with Dulwich Centre which, over the last 30 years, has established a national and international reputation in relation to the development, provision, and training of narrative therapy and community work. Methodologies developed at Dulwich Centre are taught in many university courses, and adopted by many counselling, mental health, and community organisations both in Australia and overseas.