Join with Save the Children to support their Emergency Health Unit


What’s happening?

When disaster strikes, it is in the first few minutes, hours and days that help is most needed. It is at this time that children’s suffering is most intense and the most lives are lost. That’s why Save the Children has an Emergency Health Unit that responds to these disasters in these first critical stages.

What’s the Emergency Health Unit?

Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit delivers emergency health care and medical assistance in a crisis setting. They are comprised of a world class team of nurses and doctors, fully equipped and ready to treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries. In fact, their teams are already positioned in emergency hot-spots around the world and their equipment includes mobile clinics, life-saving medicine and nutritional supplements.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Save the Children and their Emergency Health Unit. You can contact Save the Children if you are a medic, paramedic, an engineer or a logistician or if you would like to support them in another way. You can also donate to help their teams on the ground save lives in an emergency.

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:




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