Author: Debbie Knight

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 »

Year in Review – 2016 [Dec 2016]

By Laurence Manning President, Grapevine Group Mackay Our community is speaking more freely about suicide prevention and mental health. And if there is an achievement to be grateful for in 2016, it is this one. Certainly, there is still a lot of work to be done – and this hasn’t happened overnight, but through the… Read more »

Latest figures prompt call to action [Sep 2016]

There is something we can do. That is the message from Grapevine Group in response to the latest national suicide figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) this week. The figures show suicide is still the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44. In 2015, for the first time, the number of… Read more »

Grapevine Group celebrates lifesaving milestone [Sept 2016]

It’s the kind of milestone which saves lives; and one which is more important than ever in the Mackay region. This week, Grapevine Group marked the 3000th person to complete the SafeTalk suicide prevention program in the Mackay region. Grapevine president Laurence Manning said the milestone was reached thanks to the efforts of The Daily… Read more »

Grapevine welcomes annual funding [April 2017]

Grapevine Group Mackay has welcomed a $20,000 funding boost thanks to the success of 2016 Run for MI Life events. “We cannot do what we do without the support of Run for MI Life, Grapevine Group president, Laurence Manning said. “They have always been an incredible supporter of Grapevine Group. “It’s this kind of funding… Read more »