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 »

Grapevine wins national award [September 2020]

Suicide Prevention Australia has just announced Grapevine Group is the winner of a highly respected national LiFE Award. It is a special moment for our organisation. Grapevine volunteers have worked for the past 16 years to save lives in the Mackay region. Only six national Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Awards are given out annually in… Read more »

Annual appeal for local suicide prevention [September 2020]

The Mackay community is encouraged to dig deep to help Grapevine Group reach their $40,000 target as part of their first annual appeal. Grapevine President Debbie Knight said the goal of $40,000 would make sure the charity would continue to make a difference. “To date, Grapevine has trained over 5,600 people in the Mackay region… Read more »

Suicide prevention fundraiser shifted from Great Ocean Road to our own backyard [August 2020]

A fundraising run to save lives scheduled to occur on the Great Ocean Road has now been shifted to take place from Yalboroo State School to Mount Charlton State School on Sunday, August 23. Phoebe Fatnowna and Rhys Spanswick were set to run the annual 44-kilometre Great Ocean Road Marathon but things were de-railed, thanks… Read more »

safeTALK resumes [July 2020]

Sign up to safeTALK and learn the warning signs to save a life The Mackay community is being encouraged to sign up for free, life-saving training this August and September. Public safeTALK suicide prevention training is once again available thanks to the Grapevine Group with a session organised for August, and two opportunities in September…. Read more »