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 »

Grapevine Group launches safeTALK Ambassador Program [Aug 2017]

Grapevine Group has stepped up its campaign to make the Mackay region the most suicide-safe community in the country. Coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day, the safeTALK Ambassador initiative aims to spread the word, getting the message right to the heart of the community. Ambassador coordinator, Debbie Knight said the program was all about making… Read more »

Grapevine Group’s Debbie Knight wins national suicide prevention award  [Aug 2017]

Grapevine Group couldn’t be prouder of Debbie Knight. Ms Knight was announced the winner of the Community Engagement (Individual) Award at the 2017 Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Awards for Excellence in Suicide Prevention in Brisbane at the weekend. “We are so pleased to see Debbie recognised for the incredible work she has done – and… Read more »

Local business makes crucial donation to Grapevine Group [Feb 2017]

Incredable by name; incredible by nature. That’s what Grapevine Group Mackay president Laurence Manning reckons – and it’s hardly surprising after being handed a giant cheque for $5000 by Incredable managing director Bernie Scott. Mr Scott said the donation was the organisation’s way of giving back and saying thank you to a community which had… Read more »

The Year Ahead – 2017 [Dec 2016]

By Laurence Manning President, Grapevine Group Mackay Green shoots. We have heard a lot about these of late, with some promising signs of recovery throughout our region. For Grapevine Group, the year ahead also looks promising. During the past couple of years in the Mackay region we have seen some breakdown of the stigma and… Read more »