Mackay making good headway in mental health and suicide prevention [Oct 2018]

MACKAY region: Take a bow! That’s the encouraging message coming from Grapevine Group as part of this year’s annual Mental Health Week. “More and more we are seeing people in this community taking it upon themselves to be a part of the solution, to open up and talk about mental health and suicide prevention,” Grapevine… Read more »

Long-standing partnership means welcome funding for Grapevine Group [July 2018]

The best results tend to come from working together and nothing proves this more than the partnership forged by local suicide prevention and awareness organisations Grapevine Group and Run For MI Life. Grapevine Group has received a welcome injection of funds, with a donation of $30,000 from RFML. Grapevine President Laurence Manning said the funds… Read more »

Grapevine Trainer, Edie Weiss, presents 100th safeTALK session [Apr 2018]

We’d like to thank our longest serving safeTALK Trainer, Edie Weiss, for reaching this important milestone. What an incredible achievement! Edie has personally trained over 3600 people in the Mackay region in suicide prevention training with 1457 locals specifically in LivingWorks safeTALK. Edie works tirelessly for suicide prevention in our community. Aside from volunteering as… Read more »

Grapevine joins world-wide movement to help us stop and think about suicide [Mar 2018]

Stop for a minute. Take a moment of pause. Think about the impacts of suicide. Now, think about what YOU can do to help prevent suicide in the Mackay region. That’s what Grapevine Group’s Debbie Knight is hoping people will do as part of World Semicolon Month. Ms Knight, who has facilitated the campaign’s development… Read more »

Community urged to be suicide alert this Christmas [Nov 2017]

It might be beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but to many people in our community that can come with a whole world of hurt. That’s what makes Grapevine Group’s annual Christmas Campaign so important. “A lot of people do it tough at this time of year,” Campaign coordinator Debbie Knight said. “Christmas is… Read more »

Grapevine Group launches Help-a-mate Hubs to Mackay community [Oct 2017]

The old saying goes, ‘information is power’, and Grapevine Group’s new campaign, launched to coincide with Mental Health Week all about empowering its local community. With the help of 12 local businesses and organisations, Grapevine has launched its new Help-A-Mate Hub initiative. Campaign coordinator Debbie Knight said the aim of the campaign was to ensure… Read more »