Our social enterprise

What is a social enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is a business venture which allows financial and social values to co-exist.

It is a business driven by a social purpose that is at the heart of what they do. The profits generated by the business are re-invested to support the fulfilment of the social purpose.

Whilst there is no fixed definition for a social enterprise, we like this one from Social Enterprise Council of Canada.

Social enterprises are one more tool for non-profits to use to meet their mission to contribute to healthy communities.
Social Enterprise Council of Canada

Our social enterprise

Sonder operates fee-for-service psychology practice, Solasta as a social enterprise. Solasta aims to be financially sustainable while providing social benefits to local communities.

Our social enterprise enables us to remain independent, innovative and inclusive with the revenue generated from the enterprises being reinvested back into Sonder.

These small surpluses of income enable Sonder to continue to provide innovative services for clients that align with the organisation’s values and social purpose, beyond allocated funding.

At Solasta, the revenue generated is also re-directed back into the organisation itself to fund student placements and internships.

This not only provides Solasta clients the option to access free mental health services, delivered by Students and Interns but it also contributes to building the capacity of South Australia’s future mental health workforce.


With centres located in Christies Beach and Klemzig, Solasta offers a range of fee-for-service, evidence based assessment and psychological therapy services for adults, children, young people and their families.

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