The Beacon Fight for Life LTD mission statement is to, re-connect the Australian and multicultural communities, by raising awareness through education, communication, dance and celebration to significantly reduce the amount of Australians taking their own life. Ultimately these simple techniques will inspire people to choose life.
Derek Best and Troy Coward have joined forces and merged to form the Beacon Fight for Life LTD (BFFL). Derek started the Beacon Project in 2014 when he was personally affected by suicide, after 3 of his friends took their own lives with in a short period of time. Derek committed to learning suicide prevention strategies through several key businesses such as Lifeline, Salvation Army, Uniting Church, the Red Cross Mental Health Program and the Gatekeeper program.
Troy Coward also had a personal journey with losing his father to suicide at the young age of 15. Troy has been involved as a mentor to the youth in WA for Zero to Hero and is an ambassador for various foundations such as Lifeline, Mental Health Commission, Men’s Health week campaign, Haka for life and Corroboree for life. Troy is extremely passionate and has a desire to create an event to raise awareness of suicide in the communities and is called the Fight for Life Festival.
Together their goal is simple, to significantly reduce the number of Australians who take their own life. They do this through sharing their lived experiences. Their aim is to introduce simple training techniques and to educate businesses offering immediate help for those in a crisis or experiencing a mental / mind health episode. Together their vision has been forged as a genuine resource for those looking to reach out while having suicidal thoughts, whether at work or simply with in their community.
Broadly, the Beacon Fight for Life LTD will offer immediate personal support for those in crisis. The Beacon Fight for Life will educate small business owners and their teams to listen non judgmentally to assist their local community members when experiencing a mental health / mind health episode.
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