Mr Stewart Eldridge, member of the North Gosford Rotary club, was presented with a certificate of merit on behalf of the world-wide recognised leaders in suicide prevention, LivingWorks. He is one of many that make up the SOKS (Save Our Kids) committee, whose goal is to prevent youth suicide and enrich youth life on the Central Coast.
Ms Lindy Macgregor, after awarding Eldridge with the award, commented that the SOKS project was a perfect representation of a community’s ability to connect with one another and assist in preventing suicide. Through raising funds in order to train teachers and Counsellors on the coast, SOKS has and will continue to break the stigma around talking about suicide and decrease the numbers of young people seeing it as their only option.
To read up on specific SOKS data and their future goals in suicide prevention, access the article here https://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2016/03/rotarys-save-our-kids-project-awarded-for-saving-lives/