The Chamberlain Foundation is a suicide prevention and mental health charity providing support to organisation whose services help Australians prevent and recover from these experiences. We help fund programs that support Australia's first responders, volunteer emergency workers, service men and women and the wider community.
After losing a close friend to suicide in 2015, Ray, Brian, and Peter Chamberlain established the Chamberlain Foundation. By supporting services that help those at risk of suicide, they aim to prevent other Australian families from experiencing the same pain.
Each year we run fundraising events to challenge participants both mentally and physically. These include the Razor Ride and the Chambo Challenge. We also like to have fun and celebrate! We host the annual “Brothers Lunch” to thank our sponsors and donors and raise more funds for our cause.
Our first responders, service men and women and volunteer emergency workers: these are Australia’s real everyday heroes. Every day in so many ways, our nation’s first responders and Defence Force personnel put their lives on the line to save the lives of others, to protect property and to keep our communities safe.
We are committed to having an even a greater impact and becoming more strategic in our funding of mental health initiatives. To fund more purposeful projects at a more sustainable level, the Foundation needs you to make a special commitment to these people. Here’s how you can help.
The Razor Ride is a five day endurance ride that involves a small peloton (up to 15 riders) cycling through Victoria, NSW and the ACT to raise funds and awareness for Suicide prevention. More than $300,000 has been raised by participants from the Razor Ride.
The Brother’s Lunch is an annual social event to support our cause. It’s an opportunity for supporters and beneficiaries to meet, socialise and most importantly, hear about the work the Foundation is doing with its charity partners.
The Chambo Challenge puts participant’s mental and physical limits to the test against a significant challenge.
Whether it’s trekking from Bermagui to Mount Kosciuszko, or completing a gruelling military-style obstacle course, our participants give their all to raise money and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention organisations.
We joined forces with R U OK? to raise funds for their national primary education program.Read More
Griefline was our charity partner for the Razor Ride from 2016- 2018.Read More
We raised over $64,000 for Lifeline Canberra from the inaugural Brothers Lunch.Read More
We have joined forces with R U OK? to raise funds for their pilot primary education program. The Chamberlain Foundation has funded the successful pilot of the R U OK Classroom Toolkit K-6 program, a mental-health focused resource for primary schools that encourages students to look out for their classmates. This project included:
Griefline was our Razor Ride charity partner from 2016 to 2018.
We’ve donated over $200,000 to Griefline to support Griefline programs including the police incident and victim response service, children’s trauma and abuse counselling service and training courses for helpline volunteers.
Our contribution to Griefline children support and counselling programs facilitated an increase in the number of sessions per week to support children who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse. It also funded the training of an additional 20 volunteers to staff the helpline which receives over 10,000 calls a year.
Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help.
Lifeline are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. They are committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. Lifeline exists to ensure that no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone. Experience shows that it is through connection that we can find hope. Lifeline is available 24 hours a day to listen, without judgement to any person in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, experiencing crisis or longs to be heard.
Lifeline’s network of 40 centres includes 10,000 volunteers, all dedicated to ensuring no person in Australia has to face their darkest moments alone. Their telephone, text, and online crisis support services receive over 1 million contacts a year. Training programs build community skills and educate thousands of people to be suicide safe, while the Lifeline Research Foundation creates new knowledge, as well as engaging in public education, awareness building and advocacy in relation to suicide prevention.
We’ve donated over $300,000 to our beneficiaries.
The Chamberlain Foundation was proud to fund the successful pilot of the R U OK Classroom Toolkit K-6 program, an important resource for primary schools to encourage students to look out for their classmates.
Without our sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to achieve the results we do for Australians struggling with mental health. We want to give a big thanks to our sponsors, past and present.