The Dr Edward Koch Foundations Life Program was established in 2008 to help address the alarming increase in suicide-related deaths in the Cairns and Hinterland region. The Life Program’s charter, “every life matters”, sees the Foundation, through its chief executive officer and team of qualified counsellors, reach out to communities in need of suicide prevention and bereavement support.
The Life Program consists of four components –
- FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce
- Life Workshops
- Life Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Bereavement Support Group
- Life Youth Suicide Prevention Program.
Included in these components are the provision of resources and education to strengthen communities.