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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
325
Young men participated
8380

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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Thanks to our supporters, we've raised $40,000 so far this year!

This $40,000 is helping us support 2,000 young people through early intervention and education to eliminate outdated and inappropriate stereotypes, and to re-shape approaches to mental health. 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, fundraisers, and supporters. You're truly making a difference in the lives of so many families.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

If you would like to change lives visit our website to find out more or to donate, link in bio.

Thanks to our supporters, we've raised $40,000 so far this year!

This $40,000 is helping us support 2,000 young people through early intervention and education to eliminate outdated and inappropriate stereotypes, and to re-shape approaches to mental health.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, fundraisers, and supporters. You're truly making a difference in the lives of so many families.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

If you would like to change lives visit our website to find out more or to donate, link in bio.
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It's like throwing a pebble into water, rippling through families, friends and the wider community.

Join us in making a positive change. Please visit our website to learn more about the Kai Fella Foundation and how you can help us to make a huge difference, link in bio.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

It's like throwing a pebble into water, rippling through families, friends and the wider community.

Join us in making a positive change. Please visit our website to learn more about the Kai Fella Foundation and how you can help us to make a huge difference, link in bio.

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
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As a society, we have a habit of answering the question "Are you okay?", with the quick response of "I'm okay thanks. You?" even when we actually aren't feeling okay. 

We encourage you to express yourself.

❤️ I'm sad and need some support
🧡 I'm feeling lonely. Can we go for a walk together?
💛 I'm not okay today, but I do not need you to 'fix things'
💚 I'm upset and overwhelmed. Can we talk?
💙 I love you - but I'm not happy with you right now. I need some space
💜 I feel terrible. Can I have a hug?

Talking and listening can make a very big difference.

#mentalhealth #support

As a society, we have a habit of answering the question "Are you okay?", with the quick response of "I'm okay thanks. You?" even when we actually aren't feeling okay.

We encourage you to express yourself.

❤️ I'm sad and need some support
🧡 I'm feeling lonely. Can we go for a walk together?
💛 I'm not okay today, but I do not need you to 'fix things'
💚 I'm upset and overwhelmed. Can we talk?
💙 I love you - but I'm not happy with you right now. I need some space
💜 I feel terrible. Can I have a hug?

Talking and listening can make a very big difference.

#mentalhealth #support
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We've supported 46 workshops in Western Australia so far this year. That means we've reached 1,247 young people in our community and helped to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness 👏!

If you want a workshop at your school, club, or community, or if you'd like to donate to help fund these life-changing workshops, please visit our website, link in bio.

#educateboys #schoolworkshops #youth #mentalhealth

We've supported 46 workshops in Western Australia so far this year. That means we've reached 1,247 young people in our community and helped to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness 👏!

If you want a workshop at your school, club, or community, or if you'd like to donate to help fund these life-changing workshops, please visit our website, link in bio.

#educateboys #schoolworkshops #youth #mentalhealth
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Claire Eardley will always be the mother of three amazing boys.

Being Mother's Day today, make sure you reach out to your Mum, and if you are a Mum yourself, take some time to enjoy the love around you.

Share in Claire's ongoing love for Kai, and her family's commitment to helping others, by following us on social media, visiting our website to learn more, or by making a donation to help us bring about positive change.

Claire Eardley will always be the mother of three amazing boys.

Being Mother's Day today, make sure you reach out to your Mum, and if you are a Mum yourself, take some time to enjoy the love around you.

Share in Claire's ongoing love for Kai, and her family's commitment to helping others, by following us on social media, visiting our website to learn more, or by making a donation to help us bring about positive change.
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Being kind to ourselves is so important. 

One way to catch yourself if you're being unkind to yourself is to think, would you say that to your friend? If the answer is no, then you shouldn't be saying it to yourself either.

We'd love to know what you do to ensure you are being gentle with yourself, leave a comment below 👇.

#menatlhealth #qotd #quote #selflove

Being kind to ourselves is so important.

One way to catch yourself if you're being unkind to yourself is to think, would you say that to your friend? If the answer is no, then you shouldn't be saying it to yourself either.

We'd love to know what you do to ensure you are being gentle with yourself, leave a comment below 👇.

#menatlhealth #qotd #quote #selflove
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Join us, alongside @tomorrowman_au + @tomorrowwoman_au for this tailored and experiential workshop, providing an opportunity for both men and women to unpack traditional gender roles.

Get along to Lalla Rookh, where we will provide a non-judgmental environment for participants to open up, encouraging self-confidence and collective empathy. Have some laughs, + get some practical tools to enable you to hold deeper conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and within the Perth community.

Thursday 19 May · 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm with light refreshments on arrival
Lalla Rookh, 77 St. George's Terrace, Perth
Food + beverages available following the workshop

Register via the link in our bio.

See you there!

This FREE @tomorrowman_au + @tomorrowwoman_au event is brought to you by the Kai Fella Foundation with support from @lallarookhbar .

Join us, alongside @tomorrowman_au + @tomorrowwoman_au for this tailored and experiential workshop, providing an opportunity for both men and women to unpack traditional gender roles.

Get along to Lalla Rookh, where we will provide a non-judgmental environment for participants to open up, encouraging self-confidence and collective empathy. Have some laughs, + get some practical tools to enable you to hold deeper conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and within the Perth community.

Thursday 19 May · 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm with light refreshments on arrival
Lalla Rookh, 77 St. George's Terrace, Perth
Food + beverages available following the workshop

Register via the link in our bio.

See you there!

This FREE @tomorrowman_au + @tomorrowwoman_au event is brought to you by the Kai Fella Foundation with support from @lallarookhbar .
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On the 7th of May, the @oushk.palmyra girls are undertaking the Margaret River Ultra Marathon!

They will run 80 kilometres through an environment that is both tough and beautiful, passing through famed surf breaks and historic wineries. 🏃‍♀️

If you'd like to help them to reach their target of $5000, visit their fundraising page, link in bio. Or you could visit the Oushk Palmyra cafe in Palmyra, treat yourself to one of their delicious dishes and donate at the counter!

We can't wait to see how the girls get on!

#mentalhealth #fundraising #mentalhealthawareness

On the 7th of May, the @oushk.palmyra girls are undertaking the Margaret River Ultra Marathon!

They will run 80 kilometres through an environment that is both tough and beautiful, passing through famed surf breaks and historic wineries. 🏃‍♀️

If you'd like to help them to reach their target of $5000, visit their fundraising page, link in bio. Or you could visit the Oushk Palmyra cafe in Palmyra, treat yourself to one of their delicious dishes and donate at the counter!

We can't wait to see how the girls get on!

#mentalhealth #fundraising #mentalhealthawareness
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A lot is going on in the world that can be challenging and distressing, from the global pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the floods happening in Queensland. So if you're feeling overwhelmed it is completely understandable. 

Here are 3 things you can do to relieve some stress:

① Talk to someone you trust. This could be your friend, a family member or GP 🤝
② Exercise - this doesn't mean you have to go on a 10k run if you're not a runner! It could be going for a gentle stroll along the beach or a leisurely bike ride 🚴
③ Try to make sure you are getting enough sleep to refuel and refresh your mind and body

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, and there are many people you can talk to for help, like the wonderful people at Lifeline 13 11 14.

A lot is going on in the world that can be challenging and distressing, from the global pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the floods happening in Queensland. So if you're feeling overwhelmed it is completely understandable.

Here are 3 things you can do to relieve some stress:

① Talk to someone you trust. This could be your friend, a family member or GP 🤝
② Exercise - this doesn't mean you have to go on a 10k run if you're not a runner! It could be going for a gentle stroll along the beach or a leisurely bike ride 🚴
③ Try to make sure you are getting enough sleep to refuel and refresh your mind and body

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, and there are many people you can talk to for help, like the wonderful people at Lifeline 13 11 14.
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We have another superstar fundraiser to share with you all. @_tomjlawrence is running the KEP Ultramarathon, that's 100km from Northam to Mundaring Weir! What an amazing endeavour. Thank you for supporting us, Tom.

If you'd like to support Tom in his fundraising efforts please visit the link in our bio.

We have another superstar fundraiser to share with you all. @_tomjlawrence is running the KEP Ultramarathon, that's 100km from Northam to Mundaring Weir! What an amazing endeavour. Thank you for supporting us, Tom.

If you'd like to support Tom in his fundraising efforts please visit the link in our bio.
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We love this quote and think it is so very true!

What's the best life lesson you have ever learnt? We'd love to know, comments below 👇

We love this quote and think it is so very true!

What's the best life lesson you have ever learnt? We'd love to know, comments below 👇
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Social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family but it can sometimes be a source of stress and you could end up feeling overwhelmed. 

Headspace has shared some great advice on building a healthier relationship with social media. Here is a list of things to remember:

❤️ Social media isn't real life. Many influencers and celebrities are paid to promote the perfect life
🧡 Some images you see might be photoshopped
💛 Some images might be highly staged, with lighting and professional styling
💚 100s of photos were probably taken to find that 1 perfect shot
💙 Social media shows a snippet of someone's life not the whole picture
💜 Be mindful of your thoughts, if you are following someone who makes you feel bad about yourself think about unfollowing them and finding people or accounts that inspire you and make you feel good

For more information follow @headspace_aus on Instagram.

Social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family but it can sometimes be a source of stress and you could end up feeling overwhelmed.

Headspace has shared some great advice on building a healthier relationship with social media. Here is a list of things to remember:

❤️ Social media isn't real life. Many influencers and celebrities are paid to promote the perfect life
🧡 Some images you see might be photoshopped
💛 Some images might be highly staged, with lighting and professional styling
💚 100s of photos were probably taken to find that 1 perfect shot
💙 Social media shows a snippet of someone's life not the whole picture
💜 Be mindful of your thoughts, if you are following someone who makes you feel bad about yourself think about unfollowing them and finding people or accounts that inspire you and make you feel good

For more information follow @headspace_aus on Instagram.
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The Oushk Gals are taking on the Margaret River Ultra Marathon in May and have chosen to raise funds for us! Thank you.

They will run 80km past the famous surf breaks and iconic wineries in an environment that is as challenging as it is beautiful. 🏃‍♀️

If you'd like to show your support, a small donation will go a long way in them reaching their $5000 target. The link to their fundraising page is in our bio.

@oushk.palmyra #fundraiser #ultramarathon

The Oushk Gals are taking on the Margaret River Ultra Marathon in May and have chosen to raise funds for us! Thank you.

They will run 80km past the famous surf breaks and iconic wineries in an environment that is as challenging as it is beautiful. 🏃‍♀️

If you'd like to show your support, a small donation will go a long way in them reaching their $5000 target. The link to their fundraising page is in our bio.

@oushk.palmyra #fundraiser #ultramarathon
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This is a sad statistic from @lifeline_wa, and it's one that we can all work towards changing for the better 🤝. 

Slow down and take our time to listen, really listen, to a stranger trying to make small talk, visit a family member, drop in on a friend you haven't seen in a while, or simply make a phone call.  Say hello, share a laugh, take a moment together... talk and listen.

What do you do to make others feel less lonely? We'd love to know, leave a comment below 👇

This is a sad statistic from @lifeline_wa, and it's one that we can all work towards changing for the better 🤝.

Slow down and take our time to listen, really listen, to a stranger trying to make small talk, visit a family member, drop in on a friend you haven't seen in a while, or simply make a phone call. Say hello, share a laugh, take a moment together... talk and listen.

What do you do to make others feel less lonely? We'd love to know, leave a comment below 👇
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