FAQs

Common questions about being supported

You can find a link to all our Dolly’s Dream merch here.

You can see a range of publications, including Impact Reports and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation Annual Reports here.

All Dolly’s Dream donations go directly towards supporting Tick and Kate Everett’s goal of changing cultures and behaviours to prevent bullying – through provision of materials, information, access to support and a range of programs for children, schools and parents.

Dolly’s Dream is a collaboration between Tick and Kate Everett and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is the legal entity (as a registered charity), within which Dolly’s Dream sits. As such, its Board of Directors holds responsibility.

Employees of the Foundation work across all programs, services and activities including Dolly’s Dream.  Dolly’s Dream has a dedicated team which coordinates all the activities and functions, supported by the Foundation’s executive team.

The Dolly’s Dream Advisory Board provides advice, direction and support to help Dolly’s Dream deliver on its goal of ensuring a happy life for all our children.

Yes – all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Dolly’s Dream (ABN 96 514 115 810) is a registered business name of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation (ABN 96 514 115 810), which is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) and is endorsed as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

We have a range of cyber safety and anti-bullying workshops. Delivered by teacher-trained facilitators, these engaging, interactive workshops are designed to help students, teachers and parents.

Learn more to book a workshop.

To express an interest and find out more about having a member of the Dolly’s Dream team attend you school please complete our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Alternatively you can book a virtual workshop at any stage using our online booking form.

Workshops start at $200. Click here to learn more or to book a workshop.

Dolly’s Dream supports parents with a variety of initiatives.

Our acclaimed Parent Hub provides up-to-date information on topics such as bullying, online safety and respectful relationships. Parent Hub includes videos, fact sheets and articles aimed at giving parents the tools needed to parent in the modern world.

We also encourage parents to sit down as a family and take the DigiPledge – an online learning program exploring topics such as social networking, gaming and communicating safely. Once completed, families receive a certificate to acknowledge that they have the skills and knowledge to safely explore the online world.

The DigiPledge is an online learning program that families can complete together. Exploring topics such as social networking, gaming and communicating safely online the DigiPledge is designed to be a conversation starter for families, so that together they can safely explore the online world. Once completed, families will receive a certificate to acknowledge that they have the skills and knowledge to safely explore the online world.

Yes, the DigiPledge is designed to be done as a family so that together you can pledge to be safe online.

Try to:

  • keep calm
  • stay focused on the outcome you want
  • get the full story of what happened
  • keep a record of everything
  • plan proper meetings with the school
  • involve staff who know the students well
  • seek help for your family as needed.

It can be helpful to plan your approach by talking it through with a counselling service like Parentline.

You can find more information on working with your teens school in this factsheet. For further tips visit our Parent Hub.

Talk with your teens about their options, which include blocking or muting the people bullying them, reporting the bullying to the website, and reporting severe cyber bullying to the eSafety Commissioner. If the cyber bullying involved students from school, check out our tips on working with the school. It can be helpful to plan your approach by talking it through with a counselling service like Parentline.

Please see our Parent Hub for tips on dealing with cyber bullying. Try to keep calm, stay focused on the outcome you want, collect evidence of what happened, and seek help for your family as needed.

As a children’s charity, we cannot advise on the bullying of adults. However, we encourage you to contact:

  • The Fair Work Commission
  • The work health and safety authority in your state or territory (e.g. WorkSafe Vic or SafeWork NSW)
  • A legal service – see this directory of free community legal centres
  • Your union or professional association.

If you are an adult who has been bullied online, you might decide to block or mute the person responsible, report it to the website, or report to the eSafety Commissioner, who can provide support.

As bullying can be very distressing, we encourage you to seek counselling as needed.

We encourage you to speak to your class teacher, year level coordinator, or wellbeing coordinator about the possibility of booking a Dolly’s Dream workshop for your child’s school. When talking to school staff about your ideas, it’s important to make a proper meeting time, refer back to your school’s anti-bullying policy (it should be on their website), and model calm and respectful behaviour at all times. More details on our Dolly’s Dream workshops can be found here.

If you have been affected by suicide or self-harm, we encourage you to reach out for help. You can get free, confidential counselling via phone or web from services including the Dolly’s Dream Support Line  0488 881 033, Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467, Lifeline 13 11 14, and Griefline 1300 845 745.

Kids and teens can find it helpful to connect with counselling services such as Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 and eheadspace.

If someone’s life is in danger or there is immediate risk of harm, call emergency services on 000.

There are many ways businesses can support Dolly’s Dream. Visit this page to learn more or contact us for more information.

We would love to help you promote your generosity. Please contact us and we will work with you to promote as best we can.

We have a number of fantastic business supporters who work with us. You can learn more about who they are and what they do here.

First of all, thanks for your support! You can learn more about our Workplace Giving programs here. Otherwise, you can contact our team for more information.

If you donated via the Dolly’s Dream website, you should have received an email with your tax receipt. If you donated via cheque or a direct bank donation and have not yet received your tax receipt, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Dolly’s Dream has specific guidelines around logo use which can be found in the term and conditions. Please contact our team for more information on using the Dolly’s Dream logo.

Thank you for supporting Dolly’s Dream through your fundraising activity. Please contact our team directly and we’ll help you with your request.

Thanks for wanting to support Dolly’s Dream. We’d love to hear from you. Fill out our form here and someone from our team will be able to get back to you with some more info.