OUR MISSION IS To save and enhance the lives of young people on the Central Coast.

SUIcide prevention

Youth suicide is a major issue on the Central Coast.
SOKS fundraising facilitates Suicide Prevention programs
through our partners Lifeline.

youth enrichment

SOKS sponsors talented youth on the Central Coast
to undertake youth enrichment programs
to further empower themselves.

In the media

Listen to SOKS Founder Lester Pearson’s radio interview on Sydney’s Triple H 100.1FM
discussing SOKS and how it changes lives in the community


Latest news

SOKS helps to reduce youth suicide numbers

In 2010, Lester Pearson sat down with a beer and some of his mates from The Rotary Club of Gosford North and looked …

Certificate of Recognition for Rotary’s Save Our Kids Project

Mr Stewart Eldridge, member of the North Gosford Rotary club, was presented with a certificate of merit on behalf of the world-wide recognised …

making a difference on the central coast

Some sobering statistics. A recent study5 of 11-17-year-old Central Coast secondary school students at potential risk of suicide in the past 12 months. Viewed in this way against a recent, Australian authoritative source, the extrapolated picture of self-harm and suicide attempts in NSW Central Coast secondary schools is more than a cause for concern: it is a cause for action. We need your help.

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Central Coast secondary school students who have self-harmed
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Central Coast secondary school students who have seriously considered a suicide attempt
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Central Coast secondary school students who have attempted suicide

5 2018 student enrolment numbers for 36 NSW Central Coast secondary schools were compiled from the NSW Department of Education website www.dec.nsw.gov.au/our-services/services-locator , Catholic Education website www.catholicschools.nsw.edu.au/home plus individual private secondary school websites.

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Your donation will help us run our Suicide Prevention and Youth Enrichment programs to improve the lives of kids on the Central Coast. 100% of all funds raised by SOKS go directly to facilitate our programs. 

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Become a SOKS Angel

Our corporate partners are amazing Central Coast organisations that are passionate about making a real difference in our community. We call them our SOKS Angels. Without their continued support, we could not carry on the important work we do. If you would like to know how you can help support us make real change in the lives of young people on the Central Coast, please contact us today.

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