Gotcha4Life Foundation… dedicated to building a mentally fit future.
Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation founded by Gus and Vicky Worland in 2017 after the tragic and sudden loss of a dear friend and mentor by suicide. Their passion and mission, is to inspire and enable all Australians to take action to build their mental fitness, so no one worries alone.
Sadly, 9 people take their life every single day in Australia. Through the delivery of preventative mental fitness programs, campaigns and services in schools, sports clubs and communities, they provide the tools to build emotional resilience, enable social connectedness, and promote healthy help-seeking behaviours to help people get through life’s ups and downs. These programs are making a positive impact in people’s lives. Since 2017, with the generous support of the community and partners, they have grown participation in face-to-face mental fitness programs from 2,800 people to over 120,000 Australia-wide in 2022. Their goal is to deliver programs to over 350,000 people every year by 2028 and to establish mental fitness as a household term in all the places that Australians work, learn and live. Their ultimate vision? Simple, zero suicide.
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