Kiteboard for Life Australia (KFLA) is a registered NFP organisation; we are attempting to Kiteboard around mainland Australia to raise money and awareness for beyonblue. Our focus is on depression and suicide raising consciousness on a local, state and national level.
We intend to leave from Port Phillip Bay (Melbourne) and head north, continuing anti-clockwise due to prevailing winds. The intention is to be in the public spotlight, engaging all walks of life on DDD (Depression Doesn’t Discriminate) – on a national and global level.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide
It is estimated 45% of Australians will experience a mental health condition
At least seven Australians take their own life every day
KFLA wants to increase awareness that help is out there, for those in need to seek support and reduce stigma around depression, and in-turn reduce the rates of suicide.
Provide communities with the information to help and assist all Australians manage the effects of depression by speaking at events, schools, clubs and the like.
Raise over 1 million dollars for beyondblue.
To use Kiteboarding as a platform in obtaining a ‘Guinness World Record’ to enhance a global focus on depression and its devastating effects on individuals and families alike.
For KFLA to become a household name in regards to helping Australians manage their depression and be an organisation that the community will recognise. This too will give our sponsors significant brand recognition.