Grapevine’s youngest volunteer wins Queensland Humanity Award [Nov 2019]

Mackay boy’s heart of gold takes out Queensland award Tage Guzowski has taken out the gong for the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards being named this year’s Queensland Junior Ambassador for his work towards suicide prevention with the Grapevine Group. Tage was nominated by proud mum and Grapevine Group founder Debbie Knight who says she is… Read more »

Mackay hairdressers and barbers training to save lives [Oct 2019]

Thanks to the Grapevine Group and Mackay Women’s Services, the region is set to launch a suicide prevention and domestic violence initiative “Heart to Heart Hairdressers” on October 8 with hopes to make a significant mark in the fight against both issues. Free awareness training will be held specifically for hairdressers and barbers, selected because… Read more »

Big guns train hundreds to save lives [Sept 2019]

Mackay Regional Council and Mackay Cutters have safeTALK trained hundreds of their staff and players respectively to help those finding life difficult. safeTALK is an initiative from locally-founded Grapevine Group which has now collectively suicide prevention trained 5000 people to recognise warning signs and have the knowledge and confidence to have a conversation around suicide… Read more »

Suicide prevention group hits 15-year milestone [Sep 2019]

It was in 2004 when seven friends lost someone dear to suicide and together they vowed to do more towards suicide prevention in Mackay. That day saw the beginning of the Grapevine Group, which 15 years later continues the good fight against suicide. In this time, Grapevine Group has trained 5000 people in suicide prevention… Read more »

Mackay’s Auto Corner was quick to throw its support behind Grapevine Group [Jul 2019]

The crew there knows what an important cause it is – and that the issue of suicide and mental wellness is The crew there knows what an important cause it is – and that the issue of suicide and mental wellness is one that needs to be spoken about.one that needs to be spoken about…. Read more »

New milestone and semicolon campaign give group pause for thought [Apr 2019]

FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE. That’s how many people have taken the time out of their busy lives to complete suicide training throughout the Mackay region. Facilitated by Grapevine Group, the life-saving training helps participants identify people who are at risk and empowers them with the tools to help those people in the short term. Grapevine president… Read more »