Lindsay with students of St Mary's Primary School.

A message from our CEO

One of the great and wonderful things about our Australian rural and regional communities is their unheralded but often extraordinary ability to respond to natural disasters, be they bushfires, floods or drought. People have lost their lives in these brutal bushfires, which have also decimated wildlife and domestic animals, destroyed thousands of hectares of flora,…

HKBS in community

2019 Programs Update

The Need During 2018-19, Mental Health Support for Country Kids was our fastest-growing service area, with the extended devastating drought increasing both demand for support, and the complexity of cases presenting to us. We currently have more than 200 children waiting to access our services, and we expect the fire situation across eastern Australia to…

My Life Storyq

Children’s Stories from the City and the Bush

Our ‘My Life Story’ Program is back and bigger than ever! When children practise “old fashioned” skills like writing stories, drawing pictures, and developing empathy for others, their fine motor skills, communication ability, social intelligence, general knowledge, and self-esteem are all enhanced.   Recognising this, in 2018-19 we piloted a program called My Life Story, connecting…

Caring for Country Kids Month with My Fast Ferry

Sailing Sydney’s Harbour to Support Country Kids My Fast Ferry and Royal Far West have partnered for Caring for Country Kids Month. We’re hoping to raise awareness amongst Sydney’s ferry commuters of the challenges faced by country kids to access specialist healthcare. We want to let residents know about the work we do to support…