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Prevent Suicides

Save Young People’s Lives

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What We Do

We provide free workshops in schools and clubs that allow young people to talk about their challenges without judgement and providing strategies to build emotional muscle with peer support.

Why We Do It

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44. 75% of all mental illness will develop before the age of 25. Support and education is vital and we believe early intervention is the best chance for positive change.

Positive Change

We aim to change stereotypes, reach out, talk deeply, and save lives. We want to show young people they are not alone and foster an inclusive, supportive, and honest environment.

Our Vision

Every young person in Western Australia will have the chance to participate in a Kai Fella workshop delivered through our partner Tomorrow People.

How To Help

We are 100% run by volunteers. Your donation will go straight to the front line. Each participant costs $20 and each workshop costs $500. Help our youth live more fully today and donate.

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Your donation supports a free workshop for Western Australian youth.
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Building support, disrupting stereotypes, courage to talk deeply, get good help, and live fully

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44. 75% of all mental illness develops before the age of 25. What if there was a way we could avoid all that suffering and the associated tragic choices made. Having lost Kai, we'll always wonder what we could have done differently. The only conclusion is that there was little else we could have done when Kai reached crisis point. We wish there had been some early intervention available before he reached that point of no return.

At Kai Fella we support a peer based program. The program starts to build the skills so that our youth can navigate mental illness and crises that they or loved ones will inevitably endure in life. It’s a vital piece of education that is not available in our schools today.

Your donation will go directly to support the delivery of the program.

Workshops Supported So Far
380
Workshop Participants
9869

Let's build emotional support networks and live fully

With your donation Kai-Fella can deliver free immersive workshops in schools where our youth can talk about their challenges without judgement. The workshops provide strategies to build emotional and peer support networks and talk on a deeper level.

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Did you know?

Men are at least three times more likely
to die by suicide than women.

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Did you know?

Every day thirty Australians will attempt to take their own life and almost half of all Australian adults will face mental ill-health during their lives? Typically, onset of mental illness happens around mid-to-late adolescence. Access to treatments is vital.

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Make a Donation & Save Lives

Your donations make these life-changing workshops possible & could save young men’s lives.
Please be advised that donations over $2 are tax deductible. 

What Your Donation Pays For

$20

1 child to attend a workshop

$200

10 children to attend a workshop

$1000

50 children to attend a workshop
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Did you know that crying is actually good for you 🥹? 

As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness and joy. 

Researchers have established that crying releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, also known as endorphins. These feel-good chemicals help ease both physical and emotional pain. So the next time you feel like you need to cry, we encourage you to let it ALL OUT 😭! You'll feel better for it, and it's good for your health.

Learn more about the benefits of crying here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-crying-good-for-you-2021030122020 

#breakthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #letitout

Did you know that crying is actually good for you 🥹?

As a phenomenon that is unique to humans, crying is a natural response to a range of emotions, from deep sadness and grief to extreme happiness and joy.

Researchers have established that crying releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, also known as endorphins. These feel-good chemicals help ease both physical and emotional pain. So the next time you feel like you need to cry, we encourage you to let it ALL OUT 😭! You'll feel better for it, and it's good for your health.

Learn more about the benefits of crying here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-crying-good-for-you-2021030122020

#breakthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #letitout
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The @oushk.palmyra Girls completed the Ultra Marathon last month and through their efforts, they managed to raise $2344.50 for the Kai Fella Foundation 🎉!

This money will change the lives of so many people for the better. It will pay for 117 children to attend a Tomorrow Man or Tomorrow Woman workshop where they will learn important life skills about the importance of mental health.

We can't thank you all enough! 

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Are you fundraising for the Kai Fella Foundation? We'd love to hear from you so we can support you! Reach out to us today!

The @oushk.palmyra Girls completed the Ultra Marathon last month and through their efforts, they managed to raise $2344.50 for the Kai Fella Foundation 🎉!

This money will change the lives of so many people for the better. It will pay for 117 children to attend a Tomorrow Man or Tomorrow Woman workshop where they will learn important life skills about the importance of mental health.

We can't thank you all enough!

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Are you fundraising for the Kai Fella Foundation? We'd love to hear from you so we can support you! Reach out to us today!
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Kai Fella is led by founder, Claire Eardley, and highly committed volunteer Board Members.
 
Meet Mike Barker!
 
"The work Claire and Kai Fella was doing struck a chord with me. I decided mental health and young people’s education were two causes dear to my heart for which I could give back to society.

Having experienced mental illness myself,  it was a privilege to join Kai Fella in 2021 and help support an organisation that breaks down the barriers hindering young people from talking about mental health openly and empathetically.

My professional background is as a corporate legal and finance professional, with 25 years in professional services firms in the UK (where I was born and grew up) and Australia. I now manage my own advisory business, Flying Change Services, which helps to guide people through major personal and business life events.

I am the father of a beautiful young woman, and my other passions are polo and horses.

Kai Fella is led by founder, Claire Eardley, and highly committed volunteer Board Members.

Meet Mike Barker!

"The work Claire and Kai Fella was doing struck a chord with me. I decided mental health and young people’s education were two causes dear to my heart for which I could give back to society.

Having experienced mental illness myself, it was a privilege to join Kai Fella in 2021 and help support an organisation that breaks down the barriers hindering young people from talking about mental health openly and empathetically.

My professional background is as a corporate legal and finance professional, with 25 years in professional services firms in the UK (where I was born and grew up) and Australia. I now manage my own advisory business, Flying Change Services, which helps to guide people through major personal and business life events.

I am the father of a beautiful young woman, and my other passions are polo and horses.
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We are passionate about lowering this statistic and believe that the key to doing this is by helping our young people to build emotional muscle through workshops. 

Join us on our mission by following us on our social channels, or by creating a fundraiser or making a donation, visit our website for more information, link in bio.

#suicideprevention #mentalhealth #donate

We are passionate about lowering this statistic and believe that the key to doing this is by helping our young people to build emotional muscle through workshops.

Join us on our mission by following us on our social channels, or by creating a fundraiser or making a donation, visit our website for more information, link in bio.

#suicideprevention #mentalhealth #donate
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Would you like to know how to help the Kai Fella Foundation? 

We are 100% run by volunteers. Your donation will go straight to the front line. Each participant costs $20 and each workshop costs $500. Help our youth live more fully today and donate, follow the link in our bio.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Would you like to know how to help the Kai Fella Foundation?

We are 100% run by volunteers. Your donation will go straight to the front line. Each participant costs $20 and each workshop costs $500. Help our youth live more fully today and donate, follow the link in our bio.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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We are coming to the end of International Men's Health Week and we'd love to hear how you create a healthy physical, mental and emotional environment?

Do you take time away from your phone, or go for a swim in the ocean or reach out to your best friend? We'd love to know.

#menshealthweek

We are coming to the end of International Men's Health Week and we'd love to hear how you create a healthy physical, mental and emotional environment?

Do you take time away from your phone, or go for a swim in the ocean or reach out to your best friend? We'd love to know.

#menshealthweek
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If you are starting to think about tax implications as we near the end of the Financial Year, please consider making a donation to the Kai Fella Foundation so we can help fund more @tomorrowman_au  and @tomorrowwoman_au workshops. 

These amazing workshops help our young people break stereotypes, build emotional muscle and talk openly – all critical elements of building self-confidence and realising potential.
 
Donations can be made at kaifella.com.au, link in bio 🔗.

#EOFY #donations

If you are starting to think about tax implications as we near the end of the Financial Year, please consider making a donation to the Kai Fella Foundation so we can help fund more @tomorrowman_au and @tomorrowwoman_au workshops.

These amazing workshops help our young people break stereotypes, build emotional muscle and talk openly – all critical elements of building self-confidence and realising potential.

Donations can be made at kaifella.com.au, link in bio 🔗.

#EOFY #donations
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Today marks the start of International Men's Health Week, 13th - 19th June! This year's theme is 'Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys'. 

It's about focusing on creating physically, mentally and emotionally healthy environments in the home, workplace and in social settings.

To embrace and celebrate this week, we'd like to challenge you to open up the conversation about men's and boy's mental health with your friends, family and co-workers!

Did you know men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that's five men a day, on average)! 

So let's make positive change and work together to break down the stigma around mental health and outdated and damaging stereotypes.

#menshealthweek

Today marks the start of International Men's Health Week, 13th - 19th June! This year's theme is 'Building Healthy Environments for Men and Boys'.

It's about focusing on creating physically, mentally and emotionally healthy environments in the home, workplace and in social settings.

To embrace and celebrate this week, we'd like to challenge you to open up the conversation about men's and boy's mental health with your friends, family and co-workers!

Did you know men take their own lives at four times the rate of women (that's five men a day, on average)!

So let's make positive change and work together to break down the stigma around mental health and outdated and damaging stereotypes.

#menshealthweek
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The dictionary definition of courage is:

'Strength in the face of pain or grief.'

If you suffer from mental health it is important to realise just how courageous you are. On bad days we ask that you try to remember just how strong and courageous you truly are.

If you need help please reach out and ask for help.

#quote #mentalhealth #strength

The dictionary definition of courage is:

'Strength in the face of pain or grief.'

If you suffer from mental health it is important to realise just how courageous you are. On bad days we ask that you try to remember just how strong and courageous you truly are.

If you need help please reach out and ask for help.

#quote #mentalhealth #strength
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🚨 LEGEND ALERT 🚨

Last month, @_tomjlawrence completed the 105.25km KEP Ultra Marathon, which was both a physical and mental challenge. Tom raised an incredible $4,690 for the Kai Fella Foundation! 234 young people will be able to attend a @tomorrowman_au or @tomorrowwoman_au workshop as a result of his efforts, which is truly life-changing!

Here's a snippet of what he had to say about his experience:

"There is a lot to unpack here and I’m going to do my best over the coming weeks to do so through various means…"⁣
⁣
"I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this played out. No time goals, just can you run the distance⁣"

Thank you for raising awareness around mental illness and helping 234 families.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

#legend #fundraiser #mentalhealth

🚨 LEGEND ALERT 🚨

Last month, @_tomjlawrence completed the 105.25km KEP Ultra Marathon, which was both a physical and mental challenge. Tom raised an incredible $4,690 for the Kai Fella Foundation! 234 young people will be able to attend a @tomorrowman_au or @tomorrowwoman_au workshop as a result of his efforts, which is truly life-changing!

Here's a snippet of what he had to say about his experience:

"There is a lot to unpack here and I’m going to do my best over the coming weeks to do so through various means…"⁣

"I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this played out. No time goals, just can you run the distance⁣"

Thank you for raising awareness around mental illness and helping 234 families.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

#legend #fundraiser #mentalhealth
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🎉 From January through to May we were able to support 55 @tomorrowman_au / @tomorrowwoman_au workshops across WA 🎉!

We truly believe that early education is key when it comes to mental health, and these workshops will be life-changing for so many families! 

👀 We are always on the lookout for amazing fundraisers or generous donors. We'd love to hear from you if you feel you could help us to continue to reach out to our community, visit our website to learn more: https://kaifella.com.au/ 

#donate #fundraising #mentalhealth #suicideprevention

🎉 From January through to May we were able to support 55 @tomorrowman_au / @tomorrowwoman_au workshops across WA 🎉!

We truly believe that early education is key when it comes to mental health, and these workshops will be life-changing for so many families!

👀 We are always on the lookout for amazing fundraisers or generous donors. We'd love to hear from you if you feel you could help us to continue to reach out to our community, visit our website to learn more: https://kaifella.com.au/

#donate #fundraising #mentalhealth #suicideprevention
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@lachie.gleeson is taking on the Rottnest Island Marathon on the 12th of June and was hoping to raise $1000, but with the support of his friends and family, he's already smashed his target!

Here are his reasons for supporting us:

"I’ve chosen to support the Kai Fella Foundation because of the passion they share for raising awareness for mental health. 2021 raised many questions about mental for myself and the people around me. Through this, the importance of spreading awareness and talking about mental health was highlighted significantly. This is why I will be supporting Kai Fella’s message of starting the conversation about mental health. To help spread the word, I have chosen to run the Rottnest Island marathon in June. Running is a great passion of mine and this will be my first marathon attempt and hopefully completion!"

If you'd like to show your support for Lachie, here's a link to his fundraising page: https://www.mycause.com.au/p/277241/lachies-mental-health-marathon

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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It can be stressful for many people who feel compelled to be perfect, especially with social media showcasing crafted images and just the highlights of people's lives.

So keep in mind that no one is perfect, and that 'perfect' means so many different things. Be you, because no one can be you as perfectly as you can. 

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

It can be stressful for many people who feel compelled to be perfect, especially with social media showcasing crafted images and just the highlights of people's lives.

So keep in mind that no one is perfect, and that 'perfect' means so many different things. Be you, because no one can be you as perfectly as you can.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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Do you know some of the telltale signs and symptoms of someone suffering from depression? Health Direct has shared some of what to look out for in someone you may be worried about:

😢 A depressed mood
🏈 A loss of interest in activities they usually enjoy
🍴 Changes in appetite or weight
💤 Sleeping too much or too little
⛈ Having negative thoughts, where everything seems overwhelming

If you are worried about somebody, or yourself, please seek help from a professional and in the case of an emergency call 000.

Do you know some of the telltale signs and symptoms of someone suffering from depression? Health Direct has shared some of what to look out for in someone you may be worried about:

😢 A depressed mood
🏈 A loss of interest in activities they usually enjoy
🍴 Changes in appetite or weight
💤 Sleeping too much or too little
⛈ Having negative thoughts, where everything seems overwhelming

If you are worried about somebody, or yourself, please seek help from a professional and in the case of an emergency call 000.
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