Who is behind ReachOut.com?

There are a number of different people who work to make ReachOut.com what it is. Three of the most direct contributors to ReachOut.com include…

ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation

ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation is the organisation behind the service ReachOut.com. It's a national non-profit organisation that was established in 1996 in direct response to Australia’s then rising rates of youth suicide. Young people are at the centre of all we do – as partners in the development and delivery of all our projects. ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation uses technology innovatively to reach thousands of young people. Our work is evidence-based and underpinned by research and evaluation, conducted in partnership with academic institutions and research centres.

Within ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation, there is a team which works directly with the service and the young people who are involved. This includes:

  • Director of Service Delivery
  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Content Producer and Content Coordinator
  • Online Community Coordinator
  • Youth Involvement Coordinator and Youth Engagement Coordinator
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • ReachOut.com Professionals Manager
  • Senior Manager - Schools

Young people

Young people are involved in every aspect of the ReachOut.com site. They are directly involved in content creation for the site, including contributing stories and commenting on fact sheets, as well as writing other content on topics that are relevant to them. Young volunteers also review content before it goes on the website, to ensure it remains helpful and engaging.

On the community side, volunteers monitor the website and forums and report worrying posts to staff to ensure the space remains safe and positive. They have also been an important part of ReachOut.com’s evolution, testing and commenting on all new features of the website before they go live, to ensure the site makes sense to young people.

Experts

ReachOut.com would not be possible without the incredible knowledge and talent that our expert partners in the mental health and youth sectors bring to the service. We continuously work with experts to make sure that the information and activities you get on ReachOut.com are based on the best and latest evidence.