Community asked to help save lives by sharing suicide prevention app with those they care about [October 2021]

This month sees Grapevine Group launch its Sharing is Caring campaign by encouraging the community to get involved and download their free app then share it with colleagues, friends and teammates. Grapevine president Debbie Knight said the life-saving app is a result of many years of hard work by dedicated volunteers. “We hope the Mackay,… Read more »

Three new safeTALK Trainers! Trio qualify to deliver lifesaving training [July 2021]

Grapevine Group proudly announced three new safeTALK trainers to bolster their suicide prevention arsenal. Tania Leeson, Gerri Kissner and Barry Scoble recently completed the course to qualify as certified safeTALK trainers. Mrs Leeson, a Community Development Officer specialising in mental health for the Mackay Regional Council said safeTALK is a game changer. “It’s an opportunity… Read more »

Grapevine Group reaches major milestone for safeTALK training [May 2021]

This week, Grapevine Group announced that 6000 people have now completed suicide prevention training in Mackay, Isaac and the Whitsunday regions and they want more to do the free life-saving training. The Mackay Regional Council has been the largest contributor to the training numbers with 289 of their staff undergoing safeTALK training. “From humble beginnings… Read more »

Mackay community encouraged to download life-saving app and be suicide-alert this Christmas [November 2020]

Above: Leaders from the Mackay community have lent their voices to the Be Suicide Alert this Christmas campaign. With Christmas looming Grapevine Group, as part of their annual Christmas campaign, is asking the community to keep an eye on friends, colleagues and loved ones and encouraging smart phone users to download their new free phone… Read more »

Free life-saving phone app soon to be available to the community [October 2020]

An innovative phone app containing up-to-date local suicide prevention resources for the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions will soon be available for download. Grapevine Group president Debbie Knight said that the phone app, developed by local IT specialists iScape, will make sure that information containing suicide prevention services and resources will be at the community’s… Read more »

Caneland Central online yoga event to raise funds for Grapevine [October 2020]

We want you to Stretch for Grapevine! Above: Grapevine volunteers, Edie Weiss, Debbie Knight, Kathy Farren-Price and Magella Gibbs, join in the run at the 2019 ‘Stretch for Grapevine’ event. Last year, Caneland Central set the Australian record for the largest yoga class held in a shopping centre. This year during Queensland Mental Health Week… Read more »