Our charity partners
Our current charity partner
This year the Shine a Light Foundation has partnered with mindDog Australia, a not-for-profit organisation that assists mental health sufferers to procure, train and certify an assistance dog.
A mindDog provides vital support to people with mental health disorders whose lives are often compromised by anxiety and fear. With a trained mindDog by their side, those suffering from a mental illness gain the confidence to travel on public transport, access public places (e.g. shopping centres, restaurants, hospitals) and take part in social activities, allowing them to live a more autonomous life.
mindDog began with one woman and her dog and has since grown to an organisation with 12 volunteers and over 600 clients. Twelve months ago, mindDog closed their books to new clients because they couldn’t handle the demand for their services. With financial support from the Shine a Light Foundation they were able to reopen their books in September 2017 and have already received over 50 new client applications.
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