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Dr Edward Koch Foundation

Declan Crouch Fund


Declan Crouch, aged 13, disappeared on 9 March 2011. After an extensive and very public three-month search, his body was found near his Machans Beach home. Declan had taken his own life.

Declan's mother, Ruth, is an incredibly courageous woman who has chosen to channel her grief into supporting others through the Dr Edward Koch Foundation youth suicide prevention initiatives in Far North Queensland. 

The Declan Crouch Fund has been set up to raise funds for the Dr Edward Koch Foundation's suicide prevention work in Far North Queensland focusing on youth.

In Australia we lose well over 2,000 people per year through suicide, more than by road accidents, yet this is a little known fact because we don't talk about it. Youth suicide is on the rise and the age is getting younger.

The Declan Crouch Fund aims to develop a young people's suicide awareness & prevention workshop, to ensure there is suicide education in schools, campaign for a mental health ward for young people in FNQ, and to break down the stigma of mental illness and suicide by raising awareness.

Please help us to save young lives - donate to the Declan Crouch Fund.

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