Annual Information Statement 2017

Legal Name
Tracksafe Foundation Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Advocacy and civic activities
  • Other
    • Rail suicide prevention activities and trauma support for rail employees impacted by rail suicide and other incidents on the network.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The TrackSAFE Foundation was established to address suicide and other fatalities on the rail network, and the resultant trauma caused to rail employees as a result of being exposed to these incidents. In working to address this mission, TrackSAFE coordinates and delivers projects including:Initiatives to reduce the instance of people committing trespass on rail operations and rail assets with the intention to commit suicide;Initiatives to reduce the instance of people committing suicide on level crossings;Initiatives to prevent suicide and self-harm attempts on the rail network,Awareness campaigns;Education campaigns; Trauma support programs; andJoint initiatives with recognised community service providers such as Lifeline and RUOK? Day. Activities carried out in 2017, additional to the ongoing provision of suicide awareness and trauma management training for industry, as well as annual awareness campaigns such as Rail Safety Week include:Rail R U OK? Day 20 April 2017TrackSAFE partners with not-for-profit organisation, R U OK? to deliver an important day in the rail calendar Rail R U OK? DayThe initiative aims to foster a more compassionate and responsive atmosphere for those who work in the rail industry by engaging rail staff in conversations about their emotional status and prompting them to answer one simple question: Are you ok?In its third year 13,800 rail employees from 34 different organisations participated, carrying out activities across the country Importantly, 68% of participating organisations invested in additional mental health training for staff Community Stations pilot project (2016/2017)Four stations across Melbourne were transformed into Community Stations For six months, these stations hosted activities including live music, coffee carts, food and cultural events, all geared at making stations a place of community and engagement, rather than a site people associate with isolation and disconnect (and potentially suicide)The University of Melbourne undertook the evaluation, and pleased with the results TrackSAFE will look to extend this project nationally Rail Suicide Prevention Roundtable - NSWIn February 2017 TrackSAFE and Lifeline held a Ministerial Roundtable in NSW with the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and the Minister for Mental Health, attended by 30 representatives of rail, health, government, research bodies and the suicide prevention sector The aim of the Roundtable was to foster discussion amongst key stakeholders in NSW on how to achieve suicide safer railways, i.e. what strategies will be effective and what are the prioritiesA Report was prepared and a Working Group formed that is implementing identified actions Partnership with LifelineTrackSAFE has strengthened its partnership with LifelineKey projects being pursued include a marketing campaign for stations that will be rolled-out across railway stations by the end of 201
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Other
    • Rail employees
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • GBR
    • USA
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 2
  • Part time employees: 2
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 3
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 0

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Section E: Annual report

Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?