Be Suicide Alert this Christmas

Grapevine Group, with support from our campaign partners Run for MI Life and 7 Mackay, is once again holding its annual Christmas campaign. We want to get the message out there that we need to look after each other and be especially alert when it comes to the signs and triggers of suicide over the Christmas and New Year period.

We know suicide can be a tricky thing to talk about at any time of the year – and especially at Christmas. For many it’s their favourite time of year.

But we also know that’s not always the case, and with this season of good tidings and joy, there are people doing it really tough. They need to know there is someone who cares enough to ask how they’re doing; to make sure they’re okay! There can be a higher risk of suicidal thoughts during the Christmas period and we, as a community, need to work together to prevent attempts.

Each year we invite community leaders from throughout the region to submit videos calliing on the public to be alert to and check in on their friends, family, teammates and colleagues. These videos are supported by a series of social media graphics that list 16 warning signs. We invite you to help us make a difference by generating suicide awareness and posting these support graphics to your newsfeeds and soclal media pages.

In 2018, our Christmas campaign was viewed over 220,000 times on social media. With your help we hope to again make a strong impact. This year with support from 7 Mackay, Run for MI Life and Visionworx we are excited to announce that Be Suicide Alert this Christmas TV commericals will be running to get this life-saving message to even more people.

Click here to view our community leader videos.

Get involved and post the campaign’s
social media graphics. Download them here.

You can help us get the word out there. We invite you to download our support graphics and post them to your newsfeed or social media pages.

Encouraging your friends and followers to learn the 16 warning signs and where to get help can save lives.

  • Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson
    MACKAY REGIONAL COUNCIL
  • Julieanne Gilbert MP
    MEMBER FOR MACKAY
  • George Christensen MP
    MEMBER FOR DAWSON
  • Adrienne Rourke
    GENERAL MANAGER,
    RESOURCE INDUSTRY NETWORK
  • Inspector Ian Haughton
    QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE
  • Rob Kidd
    BREAKFAST ACCOUNCER, STAR FM
  • Racheal Clifford
    BREAKFAST ACCOUNCER, HIT FM
  • Kathy Farren-Price
    PARTNER, BB PRINT
  • Maurie Fatnowna
    CEO, Mackay Cutters