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If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your way. Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now, and that you are on the path to where you are meant to be....Because during these times, hope will be the very thing that carries you through, (Nikki Banas)
Hope4u foundation award winners for 2022.
Diane winner Hawkesbury woman of the year 2022 recognised as outstanding members of their local community.
The hope4u foundation was founded by Director Diane Russell.
It was developed from her own lived experience of suicide after her son died from Suicide.
The suicide rate is not decreasing so we need to STOP the SILENT STIGMA of SUICIDE. There are volunteers state wide that support, council and listen to people suffering from grief. We need to give hope to those in need. Suicide numbers are increasing and there has not been a solution to reduce numbers of suicides.
The impact of family and domestic violence can cause further trauma when there are safety issues. The support team offer a safe intervention program to ensure your safety and support your family through the crisis.
Domestic violence can lead to severe depression and PTSD.
At hope4u, our vision is to help and support those people going through mental traumas and other stress.
By making a donation of your choice, we can continue to provide free counselling and support suicide prevention.
In 2016 Diane became a volunteer in local community groups supporting others that had family members die from suicide. Diane said " It was difficult to grieve from a death that nobody understood." How does a family continue to live, work or even function when you lose a second child to suicide.
Diane has lost her second son to suicide.
Her youngest son Aaron at the age of 27 had depression, words and what if’s will never bring him back.
She stated "I don’t want to be another statistic or example of the role on affects of suicide. It is real it is damaging.
talk about your darkness and your personal struggles don’t let society put pressure on you to feel ashamed. "
Born in New Zealand, 1984. He was the second eldest son of six children. Jason moved to Australia with his siblings. Married and had two beautiful children. Jason was 31 years old when his life ended. Jason suffered from a mental health condition. However that does exempt anyone from severe depression to the point that Jason died from suicide on the 10th November 2015.
Jason appeared to be a funny happy man never showed his depression to those around him. There where no signs that he was depressed but he made a choice that nobody like to end his life
Ms ROBYN PRESTON (Hawkesbury) (19:52): I update the House on my recent attendance at the 2021 Hope Walk on Saturday 13 February 2021 at McQuade Park, Windsor. The annual walk is about raising awareness of suicide and the impact it has on families. It was initiated by Diane Russell five years ago in honour of her son Jason, who died from suicide in 2015. Diane was also a victim of domestic violence and had to raise her children as a single parent. Diane has established the Hope4U Foundation, which offers support 24/7 to families and individuals suffering from grief and/or domestic violence. The assistance includes providing support and hope for those grieving from a suicide. I commend Diane for the very important work that she does and I thank all those who have supported her initiatives throughout the year.
Each year the hope walk gathers to acknowledge those that have died to suicide and the families left to struggle with their grief.
join the hope walk and show your support to those that struggle
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Even though it rained the hope walk 2021 went ahead. Suicide does not stop regardless of the weather. Great support from those that walked and from the messages from friends far away.
Started by Diane Tracy Marie Russell after the sad loss of her son, the aim is to let everyone know it is OK to talk about it, seek help and support each other.
We have endured some very hard times over the past 12 months or so. Many people have felt vulnerable, isolated and under intense pressure. Reaching out to those around you to let them know there is help available is something we all can do. Small things such as giving a smile, stopping for a chat or offering to help out can really make a difference to someone having a challenging time.
tips to stress less: listen to music, connect with friends, nourish your body, get moving be active, make time for yourself, speak to someone you trust, get enough sleep