Listening Saves Lives!
Stay Kind wishes to encourage not only youth but the entire Australian population to care for one another.
As a kind, compassionate community, it’s important to show empathy whilst also acknowledging and recognising that many people suffer in silence.
Young people may find themselves overwhelmed by life or by others, and be unable to speak out.
They may not seek help for themselves when this happens or if they are dealing with mental health issues…
“Suicide itself is not a crime.
But what precedes it may just be.”
YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL TO ADVANCING THIS MESSAGE AND HELPING TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AND YOUTH SUICIDE.
Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation
The Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation was formed following the death of 18 year old Thomas Kelly, who was king hit in an unprovoked attack in Sydney’s King Cross in July 2012.
The Foundation’s voice has been a powerful catalyst in communicating the need for social and behavioural change and changing Australia’s drinking culture through education and Take Kare initiatives.
Promoting the prevention of harmful behaviour, including that associated with alcohol abuse, self-harm and suicide, is at the core of the Foundation’s Take Kare and Stay Kind work.
Its educational programs and outreach activities aim to create a safer and healthier community, especially for young Australians.
Our family want to recognise that without the help and long hours of dedicated work by so many true and loyal supporters this would have never been feasible.
In some small way we all can help to make a difference to the terrible number of deaths and hospitalisations (over 70,000 per year) caused as a result of alcohol-fuelled violence.
We need to reduce this shocking number so that the toll on other families in positions like ours, or those who are now primary carers of children suffering long-term or life disabilities caused in a moment of stupidity, is reduced.
The cost to our community is not only measured in billions of dollars each and every year but also in human sadness and wasted lives.
Please help by supporting us to make Sydney and our other cities – safe to be able to enjoy.
Stay Kind TAKE Kare
Donate to the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation