2022-23 Annual Report
We’re pleased to share a selection of our achievements across the year in our 2022-23 Annual Report.
Throughout the 2022-23 financial year, we supported over 16,000 people in metropolitan, regional, and remote communities across South Australia to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.
As we celebrate our 30-year anniversary, in this year’s Annual report we reflect on the innovations that have helped Sonder to evolve over the last three decades, and the structural changes and strategies we have begun to implement to build the Sonder of the future, including launching a social enterprise and our disability services portfolio, reshaping our constitution, and placing increased emphasis on initiatives led by lived experience across clinical and non-clinical services.
We celebrate and recognise our Board, Executive Management Team, and the incredible staff across Sonder for their dedication, professionalism and commitment to the organisation and the people we support.
As a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental health challenges, Sonder staff bring diverse skills and experience to their work. At our peer-driven, drop-in mental health service, Safe Haven, launched at the beginning of the 2022-23 financial year, guests benefit from understanding and non-judgmental support from Peer Practitioners, helping to create a safe space where individuals feel heard and validated.
More than a year on from the release of our 2021-23 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we reflect on our achievements and journey so far. Throughout the year, we continued to work tirelessly to bring our RAP to life and embed our cultural Capability Framework into all aspects of service delivery. Our 2023 Closing the Gap Day event, delivered in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Nunkuwarrin Yunti and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, marked another success, bringing together thousands of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to learn, heal, and connect.
This year, we focused on advancing our research and evaluation initiatives with our inaugural Research Symposium event, the development of strategic partnerships with research entities, and comprehensive evaluations of our services. The invaluable findings from our research and evaluation initiatives in the 2022-23 financial year have not only empowered us to advocate for change but have also led to tangible improvements in our policies and services. This, in turn, has allowed us to amplify our positive impact on the lives of the people we are privileged to serve.
We know that when we work together, we can support better outcomes for people. Thank you to the partners, funders, communities, and staff we have had the opportunity to work closely with this year. Together we’ve extended our impact and provided support across 36 services throughout almost 38 different locations in South Australia.
We hope you enjoy our 2022-23 Annual Report.