What We Do

Empowering Community, Saving Lives

Welcome to the What We Do page, where you’ll find an overview of our multi-faceted initiatives aimed at making the Mackay region the most suicide-safe community in Australia. From individuals to organisations, we offer a broad range of programs and resources designed to build a resilient, informed, and compassionate community.

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    Our WEBSITE has a concise list of local suicide prevention resources for the Mackay Region for people to be able to find assistance for themselves or for friends and family they are concerned about.
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    We distribute this vital list on HELP-A-MATE LOCAL SUICIDE PREVENTION CARDS to the Mackay region and at local events.
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    We present Free SAFETALK SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING for the general public.
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    We fundraise to train more locals to become LIVINGWORKS TRAINERS with Livingworks safeTALK or ASIST qualifications.
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    We promote the need for more PUBLICTY of our local resources and the need for more suicide prevention and intervention trainers and training in the region through the media and our Facebook site.
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    We distribute the latest Mental Health and Suicide MEDIA GUIDELINES to local media and the resource sector to encourage more publicity about the issue of suicide and mental health and the resources available.
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    We work to reduce the stigma of suicide and mental illness within our community.
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    We have a partnership with CQ University in a $20,000 suicide awareness RESEARCH PROJECT, funding and collecting data within our region.
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    WE HAVE FUN AND RAISE FUNDS by “Having a ball… and making a difference!”