Events

  • Out of the Shadows into the light walk

    8th September 2016 9:00 am Centenary Lakes Caboolture

    Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows – national suicide prevention walks held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, Join us as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.
    Walk on the 8th of September with Moreton North Suicide Prevention Network, Standby , Salvation Army, PIR, QLD Health
    Where : Centenary Lakes Park, Morayfield Road Caboolture
    (right near the entrance)

    https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=3178

    Time: 9:00 am-11:00 AM
    BBQ provided
    Gold Coin Donation to Lifeline
    Salvation Army Lifekeeper Memory Quilt for QLD will be displayed on the day

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  • Preventing suicide on the Sunshine Coast

    8th September 2016 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Millwell Rd Community Centre Maroochydore

    Speakers from Suicide Prevention Australia Lived Experience Network, Standby Response Service, CQUniversity, Wesley Life Force and Salvation Army Hope for Life followed by community consultation as to strategies to prevent suicidal behaviour on the Sunshine Coast.

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  • Out of the Shadows Walk

    10th September 2016 5.30am/7.30am Kings Park, meeting at Wadjuk carpark

    In association with World Suicide Prevention Day, this event unites people from different backgrounds and communities who have been impacted by the death of a loved one through suicide. The Out of the Shadows Walk is a free event giving people who have been touched by suicide a chance to remember their loved ones and walk with others, who like them, have been affected.

    Meet us at the Wadjuk carpark, Kings Park from 5am. The walk will begin with a short ceremony remembering those who have been lost to suicide. We will then collectively walk through the gardens of Kings Park and emerge out of the trees at the Botanic Terraces as the sun rises over Perth.

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  • Livin Touch Day

    Saturday 10 Septemebr 2016 Long Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

    - Family friendly event
    - Raffles & prizes
    - All proceeds go to charity

    Redlands Touch Association

    $200 per team, each registered player receives a Livin gift
    Open ages mens and mixed divisions

    Register your Team at www.livin.org.au

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day Community Forum

    Friday 9 September 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane

    The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention will be hosting the annual regional Forum for World Suicide Prevention Day.
    ‘Connect. Communicate. Care.’ is the theme of the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), an initiative of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization. Conceived by Professor Emeritus Diego De Leo AO, WSPD has taken place on 10th September each year since 2003. It serves as a call to action to individuals and organisations to prevent suicide. This year, the theme encourages us all to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.
    We invite you to join us for a day of insightful, motivating and meaningful discussion.
    Cost $55.00.

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  • Community Information Sharing

    9th October 2016 9am-5pm Casey Central Shopping Centre, Narre Warren

    Casey Community Suicide Prevention network is holding an information and resource sharing stand to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day. We are committed to making a change in the community where suicide is something we can talk about, and where people know that help is available and how to access it. We want to end the stigma around talking about suicide.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day – Maleny

    9th September 2016 10.00am - noon Tesch Park, Coral St Maleny - opposite library

    Gathering in the park with guest speakers including Soraya Saraswati who will be talking about her new book “Shining Through – from Grief to Gratitude and an acknowledgement of country with Aunty Beverly Hand.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day Remembrance and Bake Sale

    9th October 2016 9am-12pm Cottesloe Beach

    We are organising a gold coin bake sale on Cottesloe Beach to commemorate those we have lost to suicide, as well as to educate others to reduce the stigma surrounding the topic; to assist in preventing further losses. So bring down your friends and family for a (hopefully) sunny morning full of yummy treats, education, and fun! There will be knowledgeable volunteers on hand to answer any questions you have – remember there is no such thing as a stupid question. We are here to help!

    ‘Connect, communicate, care’ is the theme of the 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September). These three words are at the heart of suicide prevention.

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  • Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day Walk 2016 – Mackay

    Sunday, 11 September 2016 9am Bluewater Quays, 10am start on northern end of Forgan Bridge (Palm Street) Bluewater Quay

    Join us in Mackay as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

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  • Remembrance Gathering

    19th November 2016 11am/12noon Balmoral Island

    On Saturday 19th November, WINGS of Hope host an annual Remembrance Gathering at Balmoral Island, Balmoral in NSW.
    This event coincides with the Centre for Intense Grief as part of International Survivors of Suicide Day.
    Events like this give us all a sense of belonging, a place to have a conversation. It can connect us and make us feel a part of a special community with whom we can share our individual journey. Others shared that an event like this can make them feel grounded and be life affirming.
    Please join us with your friends and family.

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  • Community bbq event

    9th September 2016 11.00-2.00 Campbell st Swan Hill

    Flo students to hold a sausage sizzle in the main shopping district to raise awareness of suicide

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  • Maroondah City Council Night of Light

    9th September 2016 6pm to 8pm Realm, Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Highway Ringwood

    Please join us at Night of Light, a free event to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), and find out how you can create a positive ripple effect.

    Follow the procession of light and music from Ringwood Station to Town Square. Then, connect with our community inside Realm for a bite to eat, and to hear from guest speakers, including Young Australian Humanist of the Year, Jason Ball.

    We look forward to seeing you at this very special event.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    10th September 2016 10.00am - 2.00pm Brighton Park, South West Rocks

    We will be having a walk for remembrance of those we’ve lost, and to raise awareness of suicide and it’s devastating effects.
    There will be guest speakers including Father Paul Gooley who will lead us out on our walk, Catherine Vaara CEO Lifeline Mid Coast, and Sharon Chisholm Mind Health Coach and advocate.
    A BBQ will follow and then some relevant craft activities.
    Feel free to bring a photo of a loved one you have lost to walk with. We aim to put the stigma of shame where it belongs. We will acknowledge and celebrate their lives. Let us bring something positive from such a negative thing.
    All are welcome.

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  • Wheatbelt Suicide Remembrance Day

    10th September 2016 11.00am - 1.00pm Bernard Park Sound Shell, Northam

    The Northam Postvention Committee will come together with bereaved family members and significant others, to ensure that the memory of those lost to suicide is never forgotten.

    We aim to support those that have lost loved ones to suicide.
    We look to provide a safe environment, with various agencies on hand, to acknowledge the pain felt after the tragic loss.
    We will celebrate the lives of the deceased, whilst also celebrating the resilience of those left behind.

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  • World suicide prevention day

    10th September 2016 10-2 Brighton Park south west rocks

    We will be having a walk for rememberance of those we’ve lost, and to raise awareness of suicide and it’s devastating effects.
    There will be guest speakers including Father Paul Gooley who will lead us out on our walk, Cathrine Vaara CEO Lifeline Mid Coast, and Sharon Chisholm Mind Health Coach and advocate.
    A BBQ will follow and then some relevant craft activities.
    Feel free to bring a photo of a loved one you have lost to walk with. We aim to put the stigma of shame where it belongs. We will acknowledge and celebrate their lives. Let us bring something positive from such a negative thing.
    All are welcome.

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  • Having That Difficult Conversation at Work

    9th September 2016 1.00PM - 3.00PM William Jolly Room, Riverside Hotel, 20 Montague Rd, South Brisbane, Qld 4101

    Be There Live! Studio Audience Tickets $50.00 and/or
    Webinar $20.00 (Work Desk Top) Event Registration close date
    8 September 2016.

    Contacts:
    Karen_Miles@bigpond.com
    Zero2Bravo Professional Events

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  • Out of the Shadows and Into the Light: Suicide Prevention Walk 2016

    10th September 2016 8 am - 9 am Old Burleigh Road, Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach (south side of Kurrawa Surf Club)

    Care For Life Suicide Prevention Network and Gold Coast Lifeline are organising a suicide prevention walk on the Gold Coast for the third time in a row. Join us as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

    This year the walk will be held in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach and will go for approximately 800m around Kurrawa Park and will include a short reflection. It is anticipated that the event will conclude within one hour.

    There will be a sausage sizzle afterwards and a coffee van will be available for coffee / tea purchases. We look forward to seeing you there.

    You can register online on https://www.outoftheshadows.org.au/walks/care-for-life-suicide-prevention-network-walk-2016 or contact Paula Nash on 0419 028 501.

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  • Diamonds In The Sky

    9th September 2016 09/09/2016 - 11/09/2016 Starting 9am @ Innisfail State College Innisfail

    Basketball and Touch Carnival filled with information and entertainment.

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  • Out Of the Shadows Walk

    10th September 2016 6am Lions Park Gosford Waterfront; Masons Parade Gosford

    Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows – national suicide prevention walks are held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10 every year.

    The Out of the Shadows Walks raise awareness of suicide with the themes of reflection, recovery, hope and prevention.

    The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. In Australia more than 2500 people die each year with latest figures (2014) telling us that 2,864 Australians took their own life. Research also tells us that some 65,000 think about attempting suicide each year. The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life, as well as those struggling to manage suicidal ideation.
    Join us as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

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  • Out Of the Shadows Walk

    10th September 2016 5:30am/7am Parramatta Park, cnr Macquarie and O’Connell St (near Parramatta RSL)

    Lifeline’s Out of the Shadows – national suicide prevention walks are held to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10 every year.

    The Out of the Shadows Walks raise awareness of suicide with the themes of reflection, recovery, hope and prevention.

    The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. In Australia more than 2500 people die each year with latest figures (2014) telling us that 2,864 Australians took their own life. Research also tells us that some 65,000 think about attempting suicide each year. The tragic ripple effect means that there are many, many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has tried to take his or her own life, as well as those struggling to manage suicidal ideation.
    Join us as we walk to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

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  • Educational Morning Tea

    6th September 2016 10:30 - 11:30 PHN, 29 The Esplanade Maroochydore 4558

    Join the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN team at Mayfield House for an educational and informative morning tea which will include guest speakers from local organisations on the language around suicide.

    Please bring a plate to share with staff and guests. PHN also invites you to make a gold coin donation to contribute to a local suicide prevention foundation.

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  • Swinburne University Psychology Clinic Morning Tea Fundraiser

    7th September 2016 10.30 am – 3.00 pm Swinburne University Psychology Clinic, 34 Wakefield Street, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

    Swinburne University Psychology Clinic are holding a morning tea during World Suicide Prevention Week to raise awareness of suicide prevention and funds for Suicide Prevention Australia.

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  • Wesley Suicide Memorial Day Newcastle

    6th October 2016 12pm Carriage Shed, Foreshore Park, Wharf Road, Newcastle East

    Losing a loved one to suicide is a sorrow unlike any other, but you are not alone.

    Each year Wesley LifeForce holds a memorial service for those affected by suicide to come together in a spirit of comfort and hope.

    The service will be held at 12pm, Thursday 6 October 2016, Carriage Shed, Foreshore Park, Wharf Road, Newcastle East. We warmly invite you to attend.

    Wesley LifeForce are also hosting a memorial service in Sydney. For more information please call 1800 100 024.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day event

    10th September 2016 10am - 2pm Queen St Mall, Brisbane

    Join us for World Suicide Prevention Day event in the Brisbane Queen Street Mall.

    This international day is recognised annually with events occurring in local communities across Australia.  Roses in the Ocean hosts their main public event in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane and provides support and resources for similar events to be hosted across regional and rural Queensland.

    The events connect communities with their local service providers and encourage people to reach out and support others, and to seek help when they need to.  Come and visit us all on September 9th for lots of relevant, useful information, live music and speak with our lived experience volunteers.

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  • ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ Breakfast launch

    31st August 2016 7-8.30am Customs House, Brisbane

    Roses in the Ocean invites you to the ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ Breakfast launch.

    Join the who’s who of Brisbane’s Business, Media and Government sectors and hear why your involvement in this years World Suicide Prevention Day is so important.

    Guest speakers include Marc Bryant (MindFrame – National Media Advisors), Margo Lydon (CEO SuperFriend – Workplace Suicide Prevention Programs) and Carlo Martelli (General Manager – Ranbury Management Group and member of the Suicide Prevention Lived Experience Speakers Bureau)

    This is a free event hosted by Roses in the Ocean and supported by the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

    Registration required.

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  • World Suicide Prevention day

    8th September 2016 2pm to 8pm Big Top Shopping Centre

    World Suicide Prevention day is being held at Big Top Shopping Centre on Thursday the 8th of September from 2pm to 8pm! Every day in Australia we lose eight people to suicide. Eight people – every day. That’s 2864 annually. Therefore as a community we must start speaking openly & safely about suicide, it helps combat the prejudice that often prevents people seeking help. Come along to the event and meet the local services who can help. Face painter, live entertainment, and plenty of local support will be there, come along and get involved! #WSPD16

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  • Centacare World Suicide Prevention Day Event

    9th September 2016 7am - 9am Bang Coffee Bar, 133a Kirkland Avenue Coorparoo, QLD

    Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September.

    To mark this important event, Centacare together with Roses in the Ocean are hosting a community event at Bang Coffee Bar, 133a Kirkland Avenue Coorparoo on Friday 9th September 2016, 7am – 9am.

    Suicide affects many people in our community, with more than 2,500 people dying by suicide in Australia every year. For every death by suicide, an estimated 30 people attempt suicide, and it is believed that up to six people are directly affected by the tragedy, whether they are parents, siblings, friends, colleagues or bosses.

    Please join us for a coffee and be part of the conversation within your local community. Free flowers, donated by Poppy Rose, will be handed out on the day for you to give to someone as a symbol of friendship and hope.

    Communicate ~ Connect ~ Care

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  • Babana Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Community Awareness Day

    23rd September 2016 Glebe, Sydney

    n 2015 more than 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women attended our community suicide prevention awareness day. They ran workshops on the island, got involved in discussions and were instrumental in giving service provider organisations feedback on what was important to them.  This year we are going to be holding our suicide prevention awareness day on the 23rd of September which is a few weeks after World Suicide Prevention Awareness day. The theme for this year is “Connect, communicate and care” – this year we are going to moving the event to our HQ in Glebe where we will be putting on a barbecue, will have workshops being run by members of the community and also insoiring speeches and stories from Aborginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This is going to be a day for you. Importantly we will be collating all of the information and feedback we get from you and add that to a detailed plan that we will be sharing with policy and decision makers. If you would like to know more about how you can injvolved in the day then please email success@babana.org.au!

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  • Suicide Bereavement Remembrance Day

    10th September 2016 10am - 12 noon Picnic Point, Maroochydore

    To remember those who have been lost through suicide in our communities and to acknowledge those bereaved family members, friends and associates living beyond suicide. The day will feature the words and thoughts of people bereaved by suicide and other guest speakers. Activities on the day will include a brief Ceremony; this will be followed by the release of doves and an opportunity for individuals to place Flowers of Remembrance into the waters of the river in acknowledgement of the significance of this day for our communities. Children’s activities with parental supervision will also be available.

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  • Walk With Us – Port Stephens Suicide Prevention Network

    10th September 2016 10am - 3pm ILUKA Reserve, Boat Harbour NSW, 2316

    Join the Port Stephens Suicide Prevention Network as we explore the newly landscaped ILUKA reserve in a show of solidarity for those affected by suicide. The day will commence with an exciting walk around the reserve and surrounding headland with beautiful ocean views and native vegetation this will be followed by a BBQ and live entertainment. The day finishes with guest speakers from various community groups including Soraya Saraswati who will launch her book, “Shining Through From Grief to Gratitude”, musician John Vassallo, Zumba Fitness with Lorna Davies, local identity the singing vicaro Kesh Rico Govan and much more!

    The aim of our event is to show the support networks available for those who have been affected by suicide in the Port Stephens area.

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  • Out of the Shadows Walk Evans Head

    10th September 2016 5am Evans Head Surf Club

    Walk and Breakfast at Evans Head Surf Club

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  • Care for Life Suicide Prevention Network World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

    2nd September 2016 9 am - 2 pm Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson St, Southport

    Care for Life Suicide Prevention Network will host its annual World Suicide Prevention Day on 2 September 2016 at the Southport Community Centre.

    The event will include presentations by researchers, clinicians, persons with lived experiences, as well as representatives from the government and local community services that work in suicide prevention on the Gold Coast and more broadly.

    Attendance is free of charge and open to all members of the public. Please register your interest on careforlife.spn@gmail.com.

    Catering will be provided throughout the day.

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  • Tamworth Suicide Prevention support group

    10th September 2016 9am-3pm Bicentennial park

    I’ll be hosting a coin donation sausage sizzle with all proceeds going to a local organization for the awareness of mental health in our tamworth region. I currently have organized a face book group called ” tamworth suicide prevention support group” with just hitting over 500 members.

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  • Out of the Shadows into the Light dawn walk – Newcastle

    9th September 2016 7.00-8.30am Newcastle Esplanade

    Our World Suicide Prevention Day event this year is being held on Friday 9 September 2016. Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter will be conducting an Out of the Shadows into the Light dawn walk along the Newcastle Esplanade, followed by a buffet breakfast at Fort Scratchley, 7.00-8.30am. Then, two half-day awareness modules on self-harming behaviours will be conducted by subject-matter expert Garry King at our Islington Training Centre. Booking facilities soon to be made available.

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  • “It’s ok to talk about suicide” Community Awareness Walk

    11th September 2016 9am Birrarung Marr Park, Upper Terrace, Melbourne

    To mark World Suicide Prevention Day please join us for a Community Walk along the Yarra River. Anyone who has been touched by suicide is welcome. It will be a gentle walk with a brief formalities and other activities which will give people the opportunity to remember their loved ones. The theme for the walk is “It’s ok to talk about suicide” because we want to create awareness about the appropriate ways to talk about suicide and bereavement. We want to end the secrecy and and stigma that surrounds suicide.

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