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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It's Random Acts of Kindness Day!

Spread the love by checking on your friends, sharing a smile, or treating a stranger to coffee. Small acts can brighten anyone's day.

Take a moment to connect—whether it's a friendly chat or a gesture of kindness.

Let's make today brighter for everyone!

If you or someone you know needs crisis support, please call Lifeline anytime on 13 11 14, or text us on 0477 13 11 14, or visit
www.lifeline.org.au for our online chat service or for resources to self-manage what you’re going through. AII our crisis support services are available 24/7.

We’re here for you.
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Thank you to Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce and TradeMutt for last night’s event.

Grapevine was proud to support the guys from Trademutt. What can we say? Their funky hi-vis shirts do the job of getting a conversation started thats for sure!

The shirt sales fund the free TIACS phone and text counselling service which they started. A QR code is printed on the pocket so tradies have instant access to this vital support.

What they have created in 6 years is both remarkable and inspiring. Grapevine can’t wait to add the service to our Help-a-Mate cards and phone app!

Here is a bunch of us at last night’s presentation. It was great to catch up with the guys from Real Mates Talk too and find out about all the latest suicide prevention work being done in our local regions.
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Thank you to Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce and TradeMutt for last night’s event.

Grapevine was proud to support the guys from Trademutt. What can we say? Their funky hi-vis shirts do the job of getting a conversation started thats for sure! 

The shirt sales fund the free TIACS phone and text counselling service which they started. A QR code is printed on the pocket so tradies have instant access to this vital support.

What they have created in 6 years is both remarkable and inspiring. Grapevine can’t wait to add the service to our Help-a-Mate cards and phone app! 

Here is a bunch of us at last night’s presentation. It was great to catch up with the guys from Real Mates Talk too and find out about all the latest suicide prevention work being done in our local regions.

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Rene Henry Real Mates Talk

Grapevine is excited to be in the planning stages of our mid-year Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser. We can’t wait. Stay tuned.

Thank you Laffos Bar & Pizzeria, Bright Light Marketing and Caneland Central.🍕 Celebrating International Pizza Day with Purpose! 🍕

Planning for “Pizza for a Purpose” 2024 is in full swing with the team aptly meeting today on International Pizza Day at Laffos Bar & Pizzeria. The committee consists of Karen from Bright Light Marketing, Debbie from Grapevine Group - Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions suicide prevention, Nicole from Laffo's, and Laura and Lianne from Caneland Central.

On this deliciously significant day, International Pizza Day, we're reminded of the significance of community and the joy of coming together for a great cause. 🎉Get ready to celebrate Pizza for a Purpose throughout June.

Stay tuned for more details on how you can join us in supporting this fantastic initiative.

Let's make a difference, one slice at a time! 🍕❤️
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Grapevine is excited to be in the planning stages of our mid-year Pizza for a Purpose fundraiser. We can’t wait. Stay tuned. 

Thank you Laffos Bar & Pizzeria, Bright Light Marketing and Caneland Central.

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Thank you Nicole Peta and Mark xxx

This online suicide prevention training has been developed by the same company that created safeTALK and ASIST.🌐 In 90 minutes online, #LivingWorks Start equips you with the skills to identify someone who may have thoughts of suicide and how to guide them towards support to keep safe. Available in English, en français, and en español.

Discover our online #SuicidePrevention training today at livingworks.com.au/training/livingworks-start/
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This online suicide prevention training has been developed by the same company that created safeTALK and ASIST.

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Don’t miss this FREE life-saving training on Monday, February 19 at 6pm.

Learn how to:
🍇 Identify someone at risk of suicide
🍇 Talk to those experiencing suicidal thoughts
🍇 Help guide them to resources
🎟️ Book at www.grapevinegroup.org.au

Like to have a free private safeTALK session or Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talk at your workplace, sports organisation or with your community group?
📧 training@grapevinegroup.org.au to enquire.

SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to the support they may need.
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Don’t miss this FREE life-saving training on Monday, February 19 at 6pm.

Learn how to: 
🍇 Identify someone at risk of suicide
🍇 Talk to those experiencing suicidal thoughts
🍇 Help guide them to resources
🎟️ Book at www.grapevinegroup.org.au

Like to have a free private safeTALK session or Suicide Mythbusters toolbox talk at your workplace, sports organisation or with your community group? 
📧 training@grapevinegroup.org.au to enquire. 

SafeTALK prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify individuals with thoughts of suicide and connect them to the support they may need.

The Neighbourhood Hub is one of the many support services, here to support you with your journey. Whether it be a situation or circumstance that we can directly support with or aid in navigating to other services that can help, connect with us today, you are never alone.
#CaringForCommunity #TogetherWeCan 🤝🫶
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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