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nib foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Established by nib health funds in 2008, we focus our support on young people and carers, funding programs that provide unique approaches to improving their health outcomes.

Since 2008, we have committed almost $10 million in funding to more than 50 programs that will make a real and measurable difference to health and wellbeing.

For more information see About Us.

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Youth violence on the Central Coast continues to rise with recent reports showing young people are increasingly engaging in assaults that are filmed at school.

To help arrest this growing trend, the Bateau Bay Police Citizen Youth Club has launched a new education and mentoring program, Looking After Number One, which aims to educate at-risk and troubled youths about the effects of violence and the consequences of committing assault-related offences.

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A Newcastle-based grief counselling team will host a one-day support group at the Tree Top Adventure Park on 4 April for young people who’ve suffered the unexpected death of someone in their family.

The day which is made possible through funding from nib foundation, is an extension of the Keeping Connections: Childhood Bereavement Program, a one-of-a-kind grief counselling service for children run by the Department of Forensic Medicine, Newcastle.

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nib foundation announces its funding to support Quest for Life Foundation to deliver an intensive treatment program that aims to arrest the alarming increase in the number of young Australians being diagnosed with an eating disorder.

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Caring for carers is a vital, yet at times underfunded service in many communities. However, nib foundation has announced it is lending its support to one such program that provides support for volunteer carers of people living with HIV/AIDS in Western Sydney.

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is one of the most serious and common mental illnesses that can have a profound impact on not only those diagnosed with it, but also the lives of partners and carers who provide daily support.

For the past three years, Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Hunter, has been conducting vital support programs in Newcastle for families members and carers of people living with the disorder.

Now, thanks to a $35,000 grant from nib foundation, this program is set to expand into Muswellbrook and other areas across the Hunter New England Region to meet the growing demand for the support services.

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