help save lives through suicide awareness

Turning conversations into life-saving connections

We have proudly trained 6500+ individuals in suicide prevention training in the Mackay, Isaac, and Whitsunday regions.

Who We Are

About Grapevine Group Association Inc.

Grapevine Group is a locally founded grassroots organisation committed to suicide prevention. Since 2004, we have operated solely on the support of our community. As a proud member of Suicide Prevention Australia, we aim to offer help where it’s needed the most—in the heart of our communities in Mackay, Isaac, and Whitsunday.

6805 locals trained

We are proud to deliver free suicide prevention training to the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

230,000 Help-a-mate cards

We have distributed 230,000 Help-a-mate wallet cards, which list vital local suicide prevention resources.

20 years strong

Our mission began over two decades ago in 2004, but we are just getting started.

You are not alone

If you or a loved one is facing an immediate risk due to suicidal thoughts, please dial 000 immediately. It’s crucial to remember that stopping your suffering is different from ending your life—there’s help available.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Need help in the Mackay, Isaac or Whitsunday regions?

learn the warning signs

Recognise the 16 warning signs of suicidal thoughts.

join safeTALK

Book suicide prevention training for you or your organisation.

Empower Yourself and Your Community

Unlock life-saving skills with safeTALK training

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in your community? Learn how to recognise signs of suicide and how to take crucial first steps in providing help. Our safeTALK training gives you the tools you need to be part of the solution. Click through to find out more about how you can make a life-changing difference today.

It’s okay to not be okay

Feeling down or isolated happens to everyone.

In fact, one in three people will go through a significant depressive episode, and nearly all of us encounter life crises. If you’re grappling with intense emotional or physical discomfort, it’s important to recognise that your perspective may be skewed by this pain. If thoughts of suicide are on your mind, remember that what you’re seeking is a way to alleviate your pain—and help is within reach.

Stay connected with us on socials

Don’t miss out on important updates from us. By following our social media channels, you’ll gain access to valuable resources, the latest news, and upcoming events that can empower you to make a real difference in your community. Scroll down to see our latest posts or click the icons to follow us now. Stay connected, stay informed.

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PIZZA FOR A PURPOSE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Grapevine Group Association Inc, value each and every donation we receive from our supporters. With this in mind, we would like to propose the Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser.

The Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser will be active for the month of June at Laffos Bar & Pizzeria at Caneland Central. For every large pizza sold Laffos will donate $5 to Grapevine Group.

Funds raised will help Grapevine Group to deliver vital suicide prevention training and awareness initiatives across the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

Pizza for a Purpose is an opportunity for sponsors to make a life-saving contribution to our local community. To date, Grapevine Group volunteers have proudly suicide prevention trained 6,800 locals and we welcome your support to help us train more.

Throughout the campaign the community will be invited to undergo training and download the Grapevine Group phone app, which lists vital suicide prevention services in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions. If you haven’t seen the Grapevine Group phone app, we encourage you to download it and check it out.

Click the link to learn more and find out how to get involved.

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PIZZA FOR A PURPOSE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Grapevine Group Association Inc, value each and every donation we receive from our supporters. With this in mind, we would like to propose the Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser. 
 
The Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser will be active for the month of June at Laffos Bar & Pizzeria at Caneland Central. For every large pizza sold Laffos will donate $5 to Grapevine Group. 
 
Funds raised will help Grapevine Group to deliver vital suicide prevention training and awareness initiatives across the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions. 

Pizza for a Purpose is an opportunity for sponsors to make a life-saving contribution to our local community. To date, Grapevine Group volunteers have proudly suicide prevention trained 6,800 locals and we welcome your support to help us train more.
 
Throughout the campaign the community will be invited to undergo training and download the Grapevine Group phone app, which lists vital suicide prevention services in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions. If you haven’t seen the Grapevine Group phone app, we encourage you to download it and check it out.

Click the link to learn more and find out how to get involved. 

https://grapevinegroup.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Pizza-for-purpose-sponsorship-letter-2024.pdf

Come and join us for BBQ Breakfast on 23 April 2024. Have a chat with some of the amazing ambassadors, and enjoy great food.

Hope to see you there.

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Research shows that when people connect with their communities, they have a greater sense of belonging, which leads to improved mental wellbeing and a reduction in loneliness.

Whether they live across the fence, across the street or on the next farm, reach out and have a chat with your neighbours. Ask R U OK?

Learn more at bit.ly/3vL8mEx Neighbours Every Day
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Everyday, 8 lives are lost to suicide in Australia.

Grapevine Group are leading the way in suicide prevention, giving you life-saving help at your fingertips.

The Grapevine Group app connects people with vital, local suicide prevention services.

Download the Grapevine Group app today.

Hit the share button to send it to friends, colleagues, and teammates. Let’s spread the word that help is available. You may never know who actually needs it.

Together we can help save lives!


Download app ➡️ bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp
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Everyday, 8 lives are lost to suicide in Australia.
 
Grapevine Group are leading the way in suicide prevention, giving you life-saving help at your fingertips.
 
The Grapevine Group app connects people with vital, local suicide prevention services.
 
Download the Grapevine Group app today.

Hit the share button to send it to friends, colleagues, and teammates. Let’s spread the word that help is available. You may never know who actually needs it.
 
Together we can help save lives!
 

Download app ➡️ https://bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp

Suicide is the leading cause of death for 15 to 44 year olds in Australia.

Grapevine Group provides life-saving training and essential information. Enquire about a FREE private session.

Our trainers will come to your business, community or sporting group, for FREE, and present safeTALK or Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talks, educating and equipping your members with the tools to help prevent suicide.

Download the Grapevine Group app or visit the website today to find out more.

Together we can help save lives!

Download app ➡️ bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp
Visit web ➡️ www.grapevinegroup.org.au
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Suicide is the leading cause of death for 15 to 44 year olds in Australia.
 
Grapevine Group provides life-saving training and essential information. Enquire about a FREE private session.
 
Our trainers will come to your business, community or sporting group, for FREE, and present safeTALK or Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talks, educating and equipping your members with the tools to help prevent suicide.
 
Download the Grapevine Group app or visit the website today to find out more.
 
Together we can help save lives!

Download app ➡️ https://bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp
Visit web ➡️ www.grapevinegroup.org.au

How do you nurture your wellbeing?

A pioneer of positive psychology, Professor Martin Seligman, tells us that wellbeing is made up of 5 main factors that contribute to human flourishing.

These ‘building blocks’ of wellbeing are easily remembered as the acronym ‘PERMA’ 👇 and working on each of these factors can help us flourish in all aspects of life.

Learn more 👉 bit.ly/3ZTiAfZ
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Did you know Australians are more likely to take their own life than die in a car accident?

Learn how to save someone’s life by registering for a FREE public Grapevine Group safeTALK session.

We can all help prevent suicide.

Learn life-saving suicide prevention skills, find out how to talk with someone struggling, and connect them with local support in your area.

Download the Grapevine Group app or visit the website now to book your FREE Grapevine training today!

FREE on-site private sessions are also available for your business, sports or community group. Contact us today.

Together we can help save lives!

Download app ➡️ bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp
Visit web ➡️ www.grapevinegroup.org.au
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Did you know Australians are more likely to take their own life than die in a car accident?
 
Learn how to save someone’s life by registering for a FREE public Grapevine Group safeTALK session.
 
We can all help prevent suicide.
 
Learn life-saving suicide prevention skills, find out how to talk with someone struggling, and connect them with local support in your area.
 
Download the Grapevine Group app or visit the website now to book your FREE Grapevine training today! 

FREE on-site private sessions are also available for your business, sports or community group. Contact us today.

Together we can help save lives!

Download app ➡️ https://bit.ly/grapevinegroupapp
Visit web ➡️ www.grapevinegroup.org.au
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Recognition

National acknowledgment for local impact

We’re not in this for the awards, but we’re proud of the recognition we’ve received. From national honours like the Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Awards to local acknowledgements, the awards honour the dedication of our volunteers, validate the importance of our mission and motivate us to continue.

  • 2020 National Suicide Prevention Australia LiFE Award (Communities Matter)
  • 2019 Fred Hollows Junior Ambassador Humanity Award awarded to Tage Guzowski
  • 2019 Australia Day Award for Community Group
  • 2017 National Suicide Prevention Australia Individual LiFE Award (Community Engagement) awarded to Debbie Knight
  • 2011 PANPA Newspaper National Advertising Campaign Nominee for the 12 days of Suicide Prevention for Christmas advertising campaign
  • 2005 Art’Is’In Regional Art Awards Best Group Of Volunteers Achievement Award
  • 2005 Art’Is’In Regional Art Awards Best Media Coverage