Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Tracksafe Foundation Limited

About the charity

Charity size
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 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
In working to reduce suicide on rail and the trauma caused to rail employees, TrackSAFE coordinates and delivers projects including:

• Initiatives to prevent suicide and attempts on the rail network and associated trespass;
• Initiatives to reduce the instance of people committing suicide on level crossings;
• Awareness campaigns;
• Education campaigns;
• Advocacy activities through the National Level Crossing Safety Committee; and
• Trauma support resources and training programs for rail employees.

Activities carried out in in the reporting period, additional to the ongoing provision of suicide awareness and trauma management training, and annual awareness campaigns such as Rail Safety Week, include:

Rail R U OK? Day – 12 April 2018
• TrackSAFE partners with not-for-profit organisation R U OK? to coordinate annual Rail R U OK? Day
• The initiative aims to foster a more compassionate and responsive atmosphere for those who work in the rail industry by engaging staff in conversations about their emotional status and prompting them to answer one simple question: ‘Are you ok?’
• In its fourth year, 30,000 rail employees from 60 different organisations participated across the country

Rail Suicide Prevention Roundtable – VIC
• In December 2017, TrackSAFE and Lifeline presented the Transport and Mental Health Ministerial Roundtable in Victoria bringing together key parties to share knowledge and best practice on suicide prevention in the state
• The Roundtable was hosted by the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan MP and the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley MP
• The aim of the Roundtable was to foster discussion amongst key stakeholders in VIC on how to achieve suicide safer railways, i.e. what strategies will be effective and what are the priorities
• A Report was prepared and a Working Group formed that is implementing identified actions

Partnership with Lifeline
• TrackSAFE and Lifeline have a joint partnership to pursue an objective of reducing rail suicides in Australia
• The partnership saw in 2018 the emergence of a national billboard campaign— ‘Pause.Call.Be Heard.’. Through engaging, positive, interactive advertisements, Lifeline and TrackSAFE send a message to the public reminding them to take a moment and know they are never alone– Lifeline’s crisis support services are available 24/7
• Over 2,000 static and interactive billboards and posters have been installed across the rail networks in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland
• TrackSAFE commissioned University of Melbourne to evaluate the campaign, which returned very positive findings, with the next step to extend the campaign into WA and SA

Mental Health First Aid Training
• TrackSAFE is now an accredited Mental Health First Aid training provider for the rail industry
• The training TrackSAFE delivers helps empower rail workers to offer more practical support to each other and offer guidance on seeking assistance from support services
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Other
    • Rail employees

Annual report

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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

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
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Income and Expenses

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