Learn About Our Work

And How We Equip and Empower These Communities

Our Approach

How Are We Different?

We offer practical and scientifically grounded training, coaching, accreditation pathways, resources and community development initiatives to build wellbeing and mental health outcomes across Australian communities in need. We do this by empowering, partnering with and growing the capacity of schools, agencies, care teams, programs and communities:

Respond To Need

To understand and respond (rather than react) to the deeper needs (e.g., growth, trauma, developmental, identity) driving wellbeing and mental health outcomes.

Build Capacity

To understand and apply scientifically grounded methods to build wellbeing, resilience and growth outcomes for themselves and the people they support.

Integrate Science with Wisdom

To integrate the science of wellbeing, resilience, growth and trauma-informed practice with the local wisdom and strengths of community members.

Exclusive Rights to IMPACT.

Our Community Impact

LBI Foundation is making an impact in the lives of Australians from vulnerable backgrounds.
Therapeutic Residential Care

Therapeutic Residential Care

Bernie Noonan, Program Manager, Uniting Country SA

"Our agency now really understands 'what is therapeutic care'. We have developed sustainable ways to 'grow' our children, and how to engage them directly in methods to build their capacity for wellbeing, resilience and positive future outcomes. Our staff are empowered in this process."

Therapeutic Foster Care

Therapeutic Foster Care

Jodie Sawley, Senior Practitioner, Centacare

"Our social work and support team have been empowered to grow both foster carers and children side-by-side. Our roles are moving from 'support' to 'coaching' roles, where we can make a real difference in the lives of children and the dedicated carers who are there to support them."

Disengaged Young People

Disengaged Young People

Jason Harding, Senior Case Manager, Relationships Australia

"Resilient IMPACT has provided us the tools and method to grow key self-awareness and skills in young people to cope with the demands of life, to engage with education and set goals for their future. The content really cuts through. You can really see that it is making a difference".

Our Team

LBI Foundation is led by a team with significant experience and complementary skill sets.

John Shepherd, AM

Board Member and General Manager

John has significant experience in providing strategic and operational leadership in not-for-profit agencies, including within multiple board appointments and as Founding Chair of the Operation Flinders Foundation.

Dr Ivan Raymond, PhD

Board Member and Clinical, Research and Education Director

Ivan is a clinical psychologist, published researcher, trauma clinician, program developer and writer. He is a leading expert in intentional practice and integrating the science of wellbeing, resilience and trauma.

Paula Raymond

Board Member

Paula is a qualified social worker who has significant experience in providing targeted interventions for children, young people and adults with complex needs in educational, child protection, justice and homelessness settings.

Tim Muhlhausler

Board Member and Treasurer

Tim is a Chartered Accountant (Partner with Accounting and Audit firm Galpins) and brings more than 16 years of experience in the auditing and quality improvement of educational, child-protection and community service providers.

Mabel Tam

Board Member

Mabel is a Lawyer and Partner with Norman Waterhouse. She brings significant experience in meeting the diverse legal needs of the local government and the private sector, and with transactions that have both national and international implications.

Contact Details


226 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006

Further Information

Ivan Raymond
0417 846 103

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