Mental Health Super Summit Raises $135,000 For Kids

27 October 2016





Act for Kids were thrilled to be selected for the second year in a row as the charity recipient of the Mental Health Super Summit. Held by the Mental Health Academy, the 18-day event brought in over $135,000 for Act for Kids!

edit“We are just in awe of the efforts of the Mental Health Academy and so thankful to everyone who participated in the Summit. This donation will make such an incredible difference to the lives of Australia’s abused and neglect children,” said Dr Neil Carrington, CEO of Act for Kids.

The money raised will be used to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect in Australia and will allow Act for Kids to teach 3,000 more children their protective behaviours program ‘Learn to be safe with Emmy & friends’.

The Summit was an enormous success for the second year in a row, running from 6 -23 October. The online Summit featured live sessions with 20 internationally renowned, award-winning practitioners, researchers, authors and educators – including Act for Kids’ own Renee McAllister, Regional Director of North Queensland and Queensland Chair of the Australian Psychological Society.

The Summit provided 20 hours of mental health professional development for a minimum donation of $50 and had over 2,000 people participate from across Australia and around the world.