Zero suicides. That’s Gotcha4Life’s vision. Simple as that.
Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation taking action to end suicide by delivering community-based mental fitness programs that give people the tools to deal with challenges at every stage of life. The focus is on two key things that are known to reduce rates of suicide – early intervention and seeking help.
Started in 2017 by media personality Gus Worland, Gotcha4Life is funded by donations, government grants and fundraising efforts of individuals and organisations. It has now grown to become a national organisation that raises around $2.5M annually to fund and deliver unique programs that run in schools, sporting clubs, community groups and corporations.
Gotcha4Life delivers programs that create meaningful mateship and strengthen social connection in individuals, families and local communities to improve mental health and end suicide. To encourage people to identify someone in their life they can talk to when things get tough, and teach them how to build and maintain their mental fitness.
We team with expert partners to deliver presentations, workshops and training programs to engage, educate and empower communities across Australia. To provide the skills to speak more openly about feelings and experiences and enable people to reach out to help themselves and those around them.
Gotcha4Life helps people identify how to connect, who to connect with and why it’s important to connect. It’s about creating a culture that gets people talking – openly and without judgement – and breaking down barriers to open and honest meaningful conversations.
Founder Gus Worland says, “I want a society where everyone has a Gotcha4Life Mate. That go-to person you can open up to and rely on about anything. A world where we can seek help when life gets challenging, where we can build open and honest relationships and feel comfortable expressing ourselves, no matter what. So no one has to worry alone.”
To find out more, visit Gotcha4Life’s website here.