The Royal Life Saving Society WA is committed to reducing the impact of drowning on the Western Australian community. Our primary aim is to prevent drowning from occurring through education to assist all West Australians in understanding how to keep themselves and their families safe around water. However, should a fatal or non-fatal drowning incident occur, we're also determined to provide support; both practical and emotional, for families and individuals affected.
For every child that drowns in WA, up to 10 are hospitalised following a non-fatal drowning incident, with up to four of these suffering serious life-long health implications including brain damage. According to the World Health Organisation's World Report on child injury prevention, these injuries are estimated to have the highest average lifetime cost of any injury type, and have a great impact on families, including psychosocial consequences for victims, siblings, parents and other caregivers
Royal Life Saving Society WA is providing support for these families through our Keep Watch Community Help Grants. These grants can provide financial assistance for counselling, therapy, equipment, modifications, technology purchase or other resources or items to help make a difference in the lives of children impacted by a non-fatal drowning incident
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