Author: Debbie Knight

Mackay community encouraged to download life-saving app and be suicide-alert this Christmas [November 2020]

Above: Leaders from the Mackay community have lent their voices to the Be Suicide Alert this Christmas campaign. With Christmas looming Grapevine Group, as part of their annual Christmas campaign, is asking the community to keep an eye on friends, colleagues and loved ones and encouraging smart phone users to download their new free phone… Read more »

Free life-saving phone app soon to be available to the community [October 2020]

An innovative phone app containing up-to-date local suicide prevention resources for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions will soon be available for download. Grapevine Group president Debbie Knight said that the phone app, developed by local IT specialists iScape, will make sure that information containing suicide prevention services and resources will be at the community’s… Read more »

Grapevine wins national award [September 2020]

Suicide Prevention Australia has just announced Grapevine Group is the winner of a highly respected national LiFE Award. It is a special moment for our organisation. Grapevine volunteers have worked for the past 16 years to save lives in the Mackay region. Only six national Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Awards are given out annually in… Read more »

Annual appeal for local suicide prevention [September 2020]

The Mackay community is encouraged to dig deep to help Grapevine Group reach their $40,000 target as part of their first annual appeal. Grapevine President Debbie Knight said the goal of $40,000 would make sure the charity would continue to make a difference. “To date, Grapevine has trained over 5,600 people in the Mackay region… Read more »

safeTALK resumes [July 2020]

Sign up to safeTALK and learn the warning signs to save a life The Mackay community is being encouraged to sign up for free, life-saving training this August and September. Public safeTALK suicide prevention training is once again available thanks to the Grapevine Group with a session organised for August, and two opportunities in September…. Read more »

Businesses, sports and community organisations urged to make safeTALK a New Year’s resolution [Jan 2020]

Mackay’s own Grapevine Group has kicked off 2020 with their unwavering and continued focus on suicide prevention offering free private safeTALK sessions to businesses and organisations to help identify someone at risk of suicide, help develop the confidence to talk about suicide and link those at risk to resources. Grapevine Group President Debbie Knight said… Read more »

Look out for friends and family this Christmas [Dec 2019]

‘BE SUICIDE ALERT THIS CHRISTMAS’ CAMPAIGN Look out for friends and family this Christmas Christmas is just around the corner and the Grapevine Group is urging the community to check on friends and family this festive season. While most of us spend this time of the year with our own social circle swapping presents and… Read more »