Life Is... projects

Out Of Adversity

Website launched April 2013


We developed this website as a place where people can share stories... but not just any stories.


This website has stories of hope and healing, stories where people have come ‘out of adversity’ and into a life transformed.


Such stories help others find their way and show that, contrary to much current psychological theory, there is always opportunity for change, for self healing and for overcoming trauma. 


And if enough of us share our stories and find that there is similar experience... well... this then becomes the ‘norm’ and people always know that adversity is only part of our story, there are always other parts to come...

Collaborations with GEGAC and Coyote Institute

Ongoing since 2009

Life Is... Foundation collaborates with GEGAC (Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative) and the Coyote Institute to host workshops on healing, narrative medicine and mental health.


See our News & Events page for details. 


Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona & Barbara Mainguy Workshops - 14th to 27th November 2013


Conference on Aboriginal mental health and Suicide Prevention - 18th to 19th November 2013


Dr Robert (Rocky) Crocker Workshops - 12th to 23rd September 2013




​Program launched July 2007

DadsLink aims to enhance the relationship between fathers and their children by providing information, support and a range of hands-on activities for dads, kids and families.


DadsLink organises social events, Dads and Kids camps, discussion groups and seminars for Dads, and community events for the whole family. 


DadsLink is proud to offer information, activities and support for Dads and Kids in all family types.

Visit the DadsLink website to learn more about the program or see our collection of Dad's Stories

Life Is... past projects


Outreach Peer Support for People Bereaved by Suicide


Service/Training of Volunteers


Pieces Exhibition

A partnership with stART and The Compassionate Friends involving families bereaved through suicide working collaboratively with community artists to develop and express their own story about their loss. View some of the Pieces Exhibits.


Too Few Ladders Website

The art of healing suicide. Expressing narratives of suicide and healing through art. Visit the Too Few Ladders website


Life Is... Foundation

Please contact Life Is... for more details about our projects, events and services.


Hocokah House, 283 Canterbury Road,

Canterbury VIC 3126

​Telephone: ​03 9077 8668


ABN 56 548 237 717

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