• You Rock ! Challenge

    1st September 2017 12.00am- 12 pm Facebook

    You Rock ! Challenge
    Commencing September 1. (30 day challenge)
    Option 1: 30 Pushups per day for 30 days invite/challenge 3 friends
    Option 2: Take a photo of yourself holding a flyer. Post your photo and invite/challenge 3 friends.

    Join us to raise awareness for mental health suicide prevention.
    over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In Australia more than 2500 people die each year with latest figures (2015) telling us that 3,027 Australians took their own life. Recent research tells us that hundreds of Australians are impacted by each suicide death. Research also tells us that some 65,000 people attempt suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people think of suicide. Take a minute to think about the pain and suffering suicide being felt by every single person impacted by suicide.

    ‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’
    Join us and show how you rock ! raising awareness.

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  • How to help someone who is suicidal – Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person

    10th September 2017 1.00pm- 5.00pm Shoalhaven Heads

    Would you know how to help someone who may be having suicidal thoughts? Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person is a course based on expert consensus guidelines developed with both professional and consumer experts from English speaking developed countries. Learning outcomes of the course include:
    ***Understanding accurate information about suicide rates and risk factors in the Australian context.
    ***Reviewing the first aid guidelines of how to intervene when someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    ***Practicing these skills in a safe environment.
    Please note that the MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide. The MHFA for the Suicidal Person Course is not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.

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  • Hope Walk Macarthur

    16th September 2017 9am to 12.30pm Elderslie Public School

    Hope Walk started in New Zealand and is a Suicide awareness and prevention day, our approach is a simple one aimed at raising awareness and providing friendship and resources to people struggling with depression and suicidal feelings. We do not raise money but provide a completely free of charge day to this end. A family day including a bouncing castle and free sausage sizzle, water bottles, coffee etc. is provided.

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  • Colours of KYDS Lunch – Building bright futures

    15th September 2017 12.30pm - 3.00pm Royal Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Sydney

    Fundraising and awareness building luncheon, hosted by KYDS Youth Development Service. KYDS is a non profit organisation providing easily accessed counselling and mental health support services for teenagers in Northern Sydney. Over a wonderful meal in beautiful surroundings, lunch attendees will hear from a number of young people and families helped by KYDS over the years, and from Jessica Rowe, AM and Allan Sparkes, CV, OAM, VA about their own experiences of living with mental health issues. Ticketed event, $130 per person.

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  • RUOK day – Whyalla Cafes

    14th September 2017 All Day Through out Whyalla

    Whyalla Suicide Prevention Network Inc supply RUOK take away coffee cups for use at the local cafes.
    We involve the staff rooms of businesses and schools throughout Whyalla to participate and spead the message as well.

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  • Whyalla S P &Whyalla Harriers Walk/Run out for World Suicide Prevention day

    10th September 2017 9am - 12pm Civic Park Nicolson Ave Whyalla

    Join us in a walk or run to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention.
    Walk or run in memory of some one or simply come and walk to help raise the awareness.
    2 courses available 2 klm and 5 klm choose the one you want to do.
    Helium Ballons in the color of WSPDay will be released

    BBQ brunch and Coffee available all morning.

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  • Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course

    10th September 2017 13.00 to 17.30pm ACON 414 Elizabeth Street SURRY HILLS NSW (near central station Sydney)

    Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person is a 4.5 hour course which teaches you how to respond to a person who has suicidal thoughts or behaviour. It is a stand-alone course which complements the standard mental health first aid course. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. One course will be run on Sunday 10th of September book here:

    The other course on Tuesday 19th of September book here:

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  • Walawaani Ngindiwan – Billy’s Gift Suicide Prevention Community Event

    8th September 2017 5 until 7 pm Moruya park near the bridge

    A family evening and everyone welcome.

    A BBQ sausage sizzle, glow sticks for the kids and fireworks.

    Guest speaker Joe Williams from the Enemy Within

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  • Out Of The Shadows And Into The Light Walk

    10th September 2017 09:00 till 11:30 CFA Station, Moody Street, KOO WEE RUP

    Our walk is very informal and just a chance for everyone to get together and reflect on loved ones we have lost and at the same time creating awareness on the impact of suicide.

    From 09:00 we will have registrations and a chance for you to write a piece to be placed in our reflective album. It is also an opportunity to meet others who are in exactly the same circumstances and maybe together find comfort in talking about your loved ones. During this time we will also have egg and bacon rolls and fresh coffee.

    At 10:00 we will have a couple of speakers who will share some thoughts and a small verse. You will have a chance to come and leave your piece for the reflective album.

    At 10:30 we will walk as one group down the Main Street of Koo Wee Rup to Cochrane Park (Rossiter Rd). The walk will be around 1km and we are more than happy to have you meet us at Cochrane Park if you can’t make the distance.

    You will be able to once again chat to others…

    We hope to see you there x

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  • Tree Of Dreams

    7th September 2017 18th August to 10th September Wyong, Central Coast NSW

    The Tree of Dreams™ is helping to spread a message of hope and support for family, friends and colleagues impacted by suicide and loss.
    Hand-written tags adorning the Tree of Dreams™ are a memorable way for the community to acknowledge and pay tribute to those they have lost.
    For some, it is an opportunity to contribute a note of love, a message of strength, a dream and hope of a brighter day.
    All funds raised will go to the Iris Foundation towards programs which work towards preventing suicide on the Central Coast of NSW.

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  • Walawaani Ngindiwan Dinner

    9th September 2017 6 pm until 11pm Tomakin Sports Club

    Dinner with Joe Williams from the Enemy Within, Dane Simpson Aboriginal Comedian and Ron Callaghan local singer songwriter

    Tickets are $50 per head for dinner and entertainment and some concession tickets available at $25 per head

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    10th September 2017 10am-1pm Kempsey Riverside Park- Kempsey

    We will have some amazing guest speakers including Adam Williams, recently awarded Best Professional Photographer in NSW as well as others.Adam has also generously donated a framed photo to raffle off on the day depicting some of his feelings.
    We will host a BBQ lunch after we’ve completed a walk of rememberance for all those we have lost to suicide. It will also be for those who have attempted and simply those who wish to provide support to others.
    We also have a range of local organisations that run mental health programs there to encourage attendees to find services that meet their needs and also someone to speak to.
    Confirmed organisations attending so far include Lifeline, Ability Links, ETC and Standby, with the possibility of others.
    This year we will also be providing LED candles so those participating can light a candle for their loved ones they have lost.
    Anyone welcome.

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  • Come Walk with me NT

    10th September 2017 5pm Memorial Park, Palmerston

    Come Walk With Me NT is a walk in Palmerston, Northern Territory, Australia for Suicide Prevention Awareness on 10th September each year.

    In doing our walk we remember our loved ones lost to suicide and in doing so,validate them and aim to break down the barriers, change attitudes and build awareness.

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  • Ride Against Suicide

    10th September 2017 8.30am /3.00pm Mannum/Nuriootpa/Two Wells/Adelaide

    Join us for the 2nd annual Ride Against Suicide, a motorcycle ride that raises awareness for suicide and the ripple effect it has on friends, families, colleagues, and the broader community.

    The Ride starts in Mannum on the River Murray then travelling to Nuriootpa in the Barrossa. Next stop is Two Wells on the Adelaide Plains before heading to Adelaide for a parade at the Royal Adelaide Show. Total distance is 190km, riders will be stopping at the RSL’s where they will be met by volunteers and supporters.

    The funds raised will go directly to organisations Silent Riiples, Skylight, RUOK?, SA Suicide Prevention Networks working to prevent suicide and build awareness around mental illness.

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  • North Shore Temple Emanuel – “A minute to Think”

    2nd August 2017 10.15 am - 12pm North Shore Temple Emanuel Chatswood

    A Jewish Sabbath Morning service which will include Adam Schwartz who is a young, candid and in demand Australian speaker, author, and advocate. Residing in Sydney, Australia – He travels nationally and globally to share his message of hope and empowerment. Adam will be talking about his battle with depression and will be participating in a Q and A following the service.

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  • North Shore Temple Emanuel – “A minute to Think”

    1st September 2017 6.30pm to 8pm North Shore Temple Emanuel

    Jewish Shabbat evening Service which will include 2 speakers/survivors of suicide talking about their journeys

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    7th September 2017 9;00 12:00

    Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10th September. To mark this important event, Moreton North Suicide Prevention Network together with Roses in the Ocean and Walk Out of the Shadows are hosting a community event at Centenary Lakes, Caboolture on 7th September 2017 at 9:00 am
    Our event will focus on reinforcing the benefits and need for safe and open public discussion about suicide prevention, will raise awareness of support services within our community and encourage people within our community to listen, care and seek help.
    Collaboration between government, community, health sector organisations and business is imperative to truly create the changes needed to reduce the rate of suicide in Queensland.

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  • Sixty Seconds Challenge

    10th September 2017 N/A Anywhere!

    As a central focus of the inaugural Challenge4Change campaign, we have launched the ‘sixty second challenge’ – focusing on suicide prevention as its central focus. It’s a well documented fact that regular exercise reduces stress and improves mood. With this in mind, we’re inviting sporting and media personalities as well as the general public to commit to a sixty second exercise (eg:push-ups, skipping and burpees!) to raise awareness and support for suicide prevention. Participants are also encouraged to challenge others and to post their Challenge on social media, thereby boosting the overall impact of our collective message!
    Supporters can get behind this inclusive platform whatever their geographic location or preferred Mental Health Cause. The campaign will run for the month through to World Mental Health Awareness Day on 10th October.

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  • Roses in the Ocean WSPD Corporate Breakfast – Townsville

    29th August 2017 7.30am The Ville Resort - Casino Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville City, Queensland 4810

    Join Roses in the Ocean on August 29th at their Corporate Breakfast launching World Suicide Prevention Day activities in Townsville.

    Enjoy listening to Guest Speakers and learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention in your workplace and personal life, while you enjoy a great breakfast at The Ville Resort.

    Individuals and Tables of 10 available.

    FREE Registration
    Optional $20 Donation at entry.
    On Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 7:30am

    The Ville Resort – Casino
    Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville City, Queensland 4810

    Mark Davis
    0412 029 480

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  • Out of the Shadows Walk 2017

    8th September 2017 Meet from 5:30am for a 6am start Buses from Parliament Lawns in Hobart. Walk starts at the Hobart Memorial Cenotaph.

    Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Help change the conversation and bring suicide out of the darkness of stigma, denial and shame.

    If you have been touched by suicide or want to help raise awareness, join us by walking out of the shadows and into the light.

    The walk departs the Hobart Cenotaph Memorial at 6am sharp and ends on the Parliament Lawns.

    #lifelinetasmania #outoftheshadows #wspd

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  • Roses in the Ocean WSPD Breakfast – North Burnett

    30th August 2017 7.30am To be confirmed

    Join Roses in the Ocean on August 30th at our Corporate Breakfast launching World Suicide Prevention Day activities in the North Burnett region.
    Enjoy listening to Guest Speakers and learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention in your workplace and personal life, while you enjoy a great breakfast.

    Individuals and Tables of 10 available.

    FREE Registration
    Optional $20 Donation at entry.
    On Wednesday 30 August 2017 at 7:30am

    to be confirmed

    Mark Davis
    0412 029 480

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  • Roses in the Ocean WSPD Corporate Breakfast – Melbourne

    5th September 2017 7.00am To be confirmed, Melbourne City , Victoria 3000

    Join us on September (date to be advised) at our Corporate Breakfast launching World Suicide Prevention Day activities in Melbourne.
    Enjoy listening to our Guest Speakers and learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention in your workplace and personal life, while you enjoy a great breakfast.

    Individuals and Tables of 10 available.

    FREE Registration
    Optional $20 Donation at entry.
    On Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 7:00am
    To be confirmed
    To be confirmed, Melbourne City , Victoria 3000

    Layne Stretton
    0407 944 408

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  • Leg it for Lifeline

    10th September 2017 7.30a.m-11.30a.m Bent Street Boat Ramp Cnr Bent Street &Safety Bay Road, Safety Bay

    We will once again be hosting our annual walk/run in memory of those lost to depression/suicide and to show support to those left behind, or who may walking that path now.

    This years event will again be held in conjunction with Out of the Shadows and Into the Light and World Suicide Prevention Day
    There will be a 7km run and 4km run/walk.
    Registrations will be via the Out of the Shadows webpage, or on our Facebook page Leg it for Lifeline
    Free fruit, water. Gold coin donation for sausage sizzle.
    The event is free, but a voluntary donation on the day is welcomed.
    Commemorative piece of artwork on the day. This then goes to Lifeline and will be displayed in their offices.
    Start and finish will be at Bent Street Boatramp. 7km run starts at 8.00am, walkers to follow 10 minutes after.

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  • World Suicide Prevention Evening Talk 2017

    4th September 2017 7PM to 830PM The Chelsea Heights Hotel

    World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is held every year on 10 September. For this week, numerous events, conferences, campaigns and local activities call to public attention one of the world’s largest causes of premature and unnecessary death – suicide.

    It is often asked, how can we best connect with each other in a world that appears so disconnected? We strongly believe that if our communities work together, through sharing information, expertise and time, we can do a great deal to help those in need, and vulnerable to suicide.

    We believe that through a combined effort at an international and local level, a difference to the lives of many will be made. The aim of this evening is increased awareness about the problem of suicide in a casual and friendly environment. Grab a drink, a light pub meal and bring the entire family down to listen to some inspiring individuals who have surpassed their lived experiences and help answer any questions or concerns.

    This is a free event that promises to ignite passion and meaningful discussions from our Guest Speakers.

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  • Out of the shadows and into the light suicide awareness and prevention walk Burnie

    15th September 2017 5.30pm to 8pm Burnie Park ( near the centotaph)

    This is the 5th year we have hosted this event, unfortunately our family lost our father to suicide and decide to help with the healing process we wanted to bring suicide out in the open and show that there is support available for those that need it.
    Previous years we have planted a tree and have had a memorial park bench and plaque installed in our local park. This year we are making a Semicolon garden bed where families from the community will be able to place a plaque on brick in memory of their loved ones.
    The night will start at 5.30 with a free sausage sizzle followed by a guest speaker, speaking about their suicide attempt and what help is available for those in need. The deputy premier Jeremy Rockliff will be reading a reflection poem, followed by the walk to the beachfront and returning to the park.
    After returning from the walk the mayor of Burnie City Council will then unveil the Semicolon garden bed.
    This event is the coming together of families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling with their own mental health issues and need to talk to someone. Councellors and information will be available for those that need it.

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  • Roses in the Ocean WSPD Corporate Breakfast – Brisbane

    23rd August 2017 7.30am The Customs House 399 Queen St, Brisbane City , Queensland 4000

    Join Roses in the Ocean on August 23rd at their Corporate Breakfast launching World Suicide Prevention Day activities in Brisbane.
    Enjoy listening to Guest Speakers and learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention in your workplace and personal life, while you enjoy a great breakfast in the stunning Customs House.

    Individuals and Tables of 10 available.

    FREE Registration
    Optional $20 Donation at entry.
    On Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 7:30am

    The Customs House
    399 Queen St, Brisbane City , Queensland 4000

    Mark Davis
    0412 029 480

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  • Roses in the Ocean WSPD Breakfast – Sunshine Coast

    22nd August 2017 7.30am Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572

    Join Roses in the Ocean on August 22nd at the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club for their Corporate Breakfast launching World Suicide Prevention Day activities on the Sunshine Coast.
    Enjoy listening to Guest Speakers and learn how you can play a role in suicide prevention in your workplace and personal life, while you enjoy a great breakfast in this stunning location.

    Individuals and Tables of 10 available.

    FREE Registration
    Optional $20 Donation at entry.
    On Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 7:30am

    Mark Davis
    0412 029 480

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  • Keeping Ok Community forum

    14th September 2017 5pm-8pm Balmain Town Hall, Balmain

    Aims to encourage conversation and awareness in our community and:

    • Reduce stigma around suicide
    • Raise awareness of prevention possibilities
    • Give hope.

    Speakers Rob Ramjan (CEO One Door Mental Health) Susan Murray (CEO Suicide Prevention Australia)
    with a facilitated discussion to develop strategies to create awareness.
    Supported by Inner West Council and Onedoor Mental Health

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  • Diamonds in the Sky Suicide Intervention Carnvial

    9th September 2017 All Day Innisfail State College & Innisfail PCYC

    The Diamonds in the Sky Suicide Intervention Basketball & Touch Football Carnival is a community event which we aim to provide education, awareness and intervention strategies to address suicide in the local and surrounding regions. We aim to reach out to all ages through participation in sport, music and dance; to encourage, support and promote life.

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    10th September 2017 Start 6am - Finish 9am Approximately Branxton NSW


    Join us in a memorial walk remembering those lost to suicide.

    Enjoy a BBQ breakfast after the walk.

    Memorial Wall
    Dove Release
    Plus much much more

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  • Johns Family Golf Day

    9th July 2017 10am for 10.30 start MALAHIDE Golf Club Fingal Tas 7214

    The Johns Family hold this Golf Day annualy.Our day is to raise AWARNESS to SUICIDE +Raise Funds for SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA,we are privileged to work with SPA .The day brings the Community together from around the State & I am finding more participants are talking about Suicide every year,be it Family Member.Mate or Friend.Please come & enjoy a Round of Golf on our magnificent Golf Course .Lunch & Afternoon tea is provided ,Raffle & some great prizes.

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  • Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Walk

    10th September 2017 8.30am - 10.30am Woodend Children's Park, 13 Nicholson St, Woodend

    Macedon Ranges Suicide Prevention Action Group (MRSPAG) is holding a walk to remember those lost to suicide and to acknowledge and support those who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts. Walk will commence from Woodend Children’s Park at 8.30am on Sunday 10th September and then proceed through High Street shopping centre and along the path adjoining the creek. Breakfast will be provided at the conclusion of the walk.

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  • HopeWalk Melbourne AU

    10th September 2017 10:00am to 1:00pm Lakeside Lake, Lakeside Park, Pakenham 3810

    The 10th of September 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day and in memory of Aaron Davis we are running a HopeWalk to promote suicide prevention.
    We invite you all to join us in our small walk around Lakeside Lake in Pakenham. There will be a sausage sizzle, and more, and lots of friends to share hope and fun on the day.
    The theme will be yellow and black!
    Bring photos of your loved ones who have passed, to hold and share on our walk. We will be there from 10:00 am, and the walk around the (1.5km) lake will commence at 11:00 am.

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  • 80k walk Hobart to Orford to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention

    8th September 2017 9.30am on the 8th September from Hobart. 6pm on the 9th September in Orford Hobart to Orford

    2 best mates are getting together to raise awareness and money for Suicide Prevention Australia by walking 80 kilometers from Hobart to Orford over 2 days.
    So if you see us stop and give generously

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  • WSPD – Take a Minute, Change a Life

    12th September 2017 9.30am-2.30pm Albert Waterways Hall, Cnr Sunshine & Hooker Blvds, Braodbeach Waters.

    Guest speakers – professional as well as those with lived experience. Free event. Walk in/walk out. Light lunch provided. Tea/coffee available all day

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day – Public Event

    9th August 2017 10am - 2pm Queen Street Mall, Brisbane CBD

    Roses in the Ocean will once again host a large scale World Suicide Prevention Day event in Brisbane. Join us in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall for an informative awareness event, speak with local community organisations and service providers, listen to live music, get involved in different activities through the day!

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  • SFF – Spiritist Film Festival

    1st September 2017 From Friday to Sunday - Several Times Event Cinema & Community Centre | Southporth, Gold Coast - Australia

    The Event Cinemas Australia Fair (Gold Coast) is hosting the SFF – 1º Spiritist Film Festival of Australia.

    The SFF will bring to the public; the best of contemporary Spiritist Film Productions – a selection of films based on teachings that combine philosophy, science and morality. Aside from the Film Production, the Festival will also present to the public a Book Fair and Seminars with well renowned speakers from the Spiritist Community from around the world.

    The event’s theme is ‘The Gift of Life’ – an invitation for the reflection and practice of gratitude, including topics such as the importance of mental and spiritual awareness in the transformation process to achieve inner peace. Topics that plays an important role in the process of ‘Valuing Life’, and one of the main purpose of choosing this theme for the SFF to contribute to the World Suicide Prevention Day campaign in the Gold Coast, which is also taking place in September.

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  • Out of the Shadows and into the Light Walk and Suicide Awareness Festival

    8th September 2017 5:45am - 8.30am Dixon Park Beach

    Lifeline Hunter Central Coast invites you to join us at our free annual events for World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 8 September 2017 at Dixon Park Beach.

    5:45am – Walk from Dixon Park Surf Club to Merewether Baths (return)

    7am – 8.30am – Suicide Awareness Festival at Dixon Park

    Lifeline joins international activities to observe World Suicide Prevention Day in September each year, a time to provide an opportunity to discuss suicide prevention openly and respectfully. Suicide is sobering, serious and saddening to talk about but understanding when, how, why and who should talk about suicide is important. Being able to provide opportunities for people to explore this complex issue via training programs such as LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK allows for appropriate discussions and for people to learn how to keep someone with thoughts of suicide safe.

    As a community, we need to recognise that those vulnerable to the possibility of suicide do not have the emotional resources and support to cope with their challenges. Identifying and assisting them are important elements of suicide prevention. We need to be able to connect with those people with thoughts of suicide and those bereaved by suicide by providing support, appropriate resources, care and listening. By making suicide prevention everybody’s business, we can change attitudes and connect with those in need.

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  • Hope on the Harbour

    9th September 2017 10.30am - 2.30pm Doyles on the Beach, Watsons Bay

    “A lesson for all of us is that for every loss, there is victory, for every sadness, there is joy, and when you think you’ve lost everything, there is hope.” – Geraldine Solon

    Hope on the Harbour is our memorial event remembering those loved ones lost to suicide.

    In partnership with Doyles on the Beach and VIP Water Taxis, we bring people together to support the bereaved and aim to give them hope.

    We set sail on the water, from the gorgeous backdrop of Doyles on the Beach at Watsons Bay, sharing our favourite memories of those people as we sail. Attendees release flowers into the water to remember their loved ones and we return to Doyles on the Beach to enjoy food and to continue the conversation.

    The event is extremely powerful and has created very special bonds between the people who have attended.

    REGISTER your interest to receive all 2017 event information as it becomes available. #TOTTN #HopeOnTheHarbour

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