Who is LBI Foundation?

LBI Foundation is a Public Benevolent Institution delivering 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.

Why Have We Formed?

In response to the increasing levels of complexity of need and mental health problems within the Australian community.

To address the gap between the science of wellbeing, trauma-informed practice and growing individual/collective capacity and how it is implemented in the support provided to communities in need.

Our Approach

We have exclusive rights to the IMPACT Program for communities in need.

Our Leadership Team

LBI Foundation is led by a team with significant experience and complementary skill sets.
John Shepherd, AM

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

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

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

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

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.

Our Sponsors and Supporters

LBI Foundation thanks the generous support from these partner agencies

Contact Details


226 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 5006

Further Information

Ivan Raymond
0417 846 103

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