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Danielle Abbott

Social Innovator and the Quality and Practice Lead at Family by Family

Danielle is a Social Innovator and the Quality and Practice Lead at Family by Family – an Australian innovation that is transforming the lives of families. From a reduction in child protection notifications and social isolation, to improved parenting, education and employment outcomes, the program demonstrates a powerful approach to building social capital, and lasting change for families.

Danielle has worked on the project for the past ten years and has overseen the program’s growth from a small community solution in one community to five sites across South Australia and one site in the UK. Through Family by Family, Danielle was also involved in a design of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) that aims to address the number of families coming into contact with crisis services.

The Family by Family program has received several notable awards across the years including:


  • Gold in the GOV design awards, Driven X Design 2016
  • Good Design Award; Social Impact 2013
  • Good Design Award, best in class Social Impact

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.