About the Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation
The Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation is a generous capacity funding partner of SANE Australia.
Through a multi-year grant, the Foundation is supporting the organisation's relocation to the University of Melbourne 'Melbourne Connect' innovation in 2021, as well as growing SANE's capacity to build its Government Engagement and Policy and Advocacy programs, strengthen Lived Experience engagement and ensure organisational effectiveness.
From FY18-FY20, the Foundation also provided support for the 'SANE Assist' project which aims to increase organisational capacity to provide specialist, professional mental health support services for people affected by complex mental health issues, including those living in rural and regional areas via SANE's 1800 helpline, webchat, email, online forums and psycho-educational resources on sane.org.
Established in 1998, the SANE Help Centre is the only support service of its kind in Australia for people affected by complex mental health issues. One of the most unique aspects of the SANE Australia Help Centre is that it is staffed by trained mental health professionals who not only care deeply about the work they do, but also have the specific professional expertise and wisdom to guide and support people on their journey with complex mental illness.