Ginny’s Story

“After years and years of struggling to find answers, we were so relieved to finally be able to understand and support our daughter…” – Karen, Ginny’s* mum By the time Ginny was seven years old, her mum Karen was at her absolute wit’s end. Karen and her husband Brett, who live on a farm about…

Re-imagining health and learning outcomes: Royal Far West announced as 1 of 12 global finalists for the Macquarie 50th anniversary award!

Royal Far West has been announced as a global finalist for a $10m Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award to transform health services for country kids. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Macquarie, $50m will be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($10m each) over five years to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit. The…

Royal Far West announced as 1 of 12 global finalists for the Macquarie 50th anniversary award!

Australian children’s charity Royal Far West has been announced today as a global finalist for a $10 million Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award to scale up developmental and mental health services for Australia’s country kids. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Macquarie, $50m will be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($10m each) over five years to fund…

Family study – Andrew’s story

Working with Royal Far West has had a wonderfully positive impact on nine-year-old Andrew*, who lives with his father Peter and brothers in country NSW. Referred to Royal Far West by his paediatrician for a multidisciplinary assessment due to possible Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD), Andrew had a significant language delay, learning difficulties and fine and…

Making our Invisible Kids Visible

In Australia today, 100,000 “invisible” children are struggling with their physical, social, emotional health and wellbeing and language and communication skills (classified as developmentally vulnerable) who can’t access services to support their needs. These children are more likely to have poorer educational attainment, higher rates of chronic disease and mental health, and greater tendency towards…