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 »

Suicide prevention fundraiser shifted from Great Ocean Road to our own backyard [August 2020]

A fundraising run to save lives scheduled to occur on the Great Ocean Road has now been shifted to take place from Yalboroo State School to Mount Charlton State School on Sunday, August 23. Phoebe Fatnowna and Rhys Spanswick were set to run the annual 44-kilometre Great Ocean Road Marathon but things were de-railed, thanks… 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 »

Life-saving online training available for Mackay community [May 2020]

Mackay’s Grapevine Group is making an online suicide prevention training program available for free to help recognise when someone is having suicidal thoughts and how to respond to keep that person safe. The program is called “Start” and is provided by LivingWorks, a recognised world leader in suicide prevention training. It is a 60-minute online… 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 »