About the William Buckland Foundation
The William Buckland Foundation commemorates William Buckland, a highly successful businessman and pastoralist in the middle years of the 20th century. On his death in 1964, after bequests to his family and some favourite causes, William Buckland left the bulk of his large estate, £4 million, to establish the Foundation.
Support for SANE
For the period FY20-FY22, the Foundation is supporting the 'SANE Assist' project which aims to increase organisational capacity to provide specialist, professional mental health support services for people affected by complex mental health issues, including those living in rural and regional areas via SANE's 1800 helpline, webchat, email, online forums and psycho-educational resources on sane.org.
Established in 1998, the SANE Help Centre is the only support service of its kind in Australia for people affected by complex mental health issues. One of the most unique aspects of the SANE Help Centre is that it is staffed by trained mental health professionals who not only care deeply about the work they do, but also have the specific professional expertise and wisdom to guide and support people on their journey with complex mental illness.