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Welcome to the Grapevine Group blog

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and media releases about our campaigns here at Grapevine Group. Our blog is a hub of information, spotlighting the hard work our volunteers do to raise both awareness and funds for suicide prevention in the Mackay, Isaac, and Whitsunday regions. Dive in to learn more about our initiatives, partnerships, and how you can get involved in making a real difference.

  • Eating pizza with a purpose raises $11,290 for the Grapevine Group’s life-saving purpose [July 2023]

    By |1.6 min read|Published On: July 6, 2023|
  • Eat pizza with a purpose [May 2023]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: May 6, 2023|
  • Grapevine Group’s Christmas wish is for everyone to learn the 16 warning signs [December 2022]

    By |2.1 min read|Published On: December 30, 2022|
  • Mackay Sugar employees raise $13,850 for charity [October 2022]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: October 21, 2022|
  • Thirteen-year Grapevine veteran’s efforts recognised with prestigious suicide prevention award [April 2022]

    By |1.7 min read|Published On: April 5, 2022|
  • Grapevine Group reminds locals to be on alert for co-workers, friends and family this Christmas [December 2021]

    By |3.1 min read|Published On: December 1, 2021|
  • Community asked to help save lives by sharing suicide prevention app with those they care about [October 2021]

    By |2.2 min read|Published On: October 4, 2021|
  • Three new safeTALK Trainers! Trio qualify to deliver lifesaving training [July 2021]

    By |2.6 min read|Published On: July 5, 2021|
  • Grapevine Group reaches major milestone for safeTALK training [May 2021]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: May 21, 2021|
  • Mackay community encouraged to download life-saving app and be suicide-alert this Christmas [November 2020]

    By |2.3 min read|Published On: November 28, 2020|
  • Free life-saving phone app soon to be available to the community [October 2020]

    By |2.3 min read|Published On: October 12, 2020|
  • Caneland Central online yoga event to raise funds for Grapevine [October 2020]

    By |1.4 min read|Published On: October 3, 2020|
  • Annual appeal for local suicide prevention [September 2020]

    By |1.4 min read|Published On: September 28, 2020|
  • Grapevine wins national award [September 2020]

    By |2.2 min read|Published On: September 9, 2020|
  • Suicide prevention fundraiser shifted from Great Ocean Road to our own backyard [August 2020]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: August 16, 2020|
  • safeTALK resumes [July 2020]

    By |1.3 min read|Published On: July 22, 2020|
  • Life-saving online training available for Mackay community [May 2020]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: May 8, 2020|
  • Businesses, sports and community organisations urged to make safeTALK a New Year’s resolution [Jan 2020]

    By |1.9 min read|Published On: January 21, 2020|
  • Look out for friends and family this Christmas [Dec 2019]

    By |2.9 min read|Published On: December 28, 2019|
  • Grapevine’s youngest volunteer wins Queensland Humanity Award [Nov 2019]

    By |2.7 min read|Published On: November 9, 2019|
  • Mackay hairdressers and barbers training to save lives [Oct 2019]

    By |3 min read|Published On: October 12, 2019|
  • Big guns train hundreds to save lives [Sept 2019]

    By |2.1 min read|Published On: September 12, 2019|
  • Suicide prevention group hits 15-year milestone [Sep 2019]

    By |2.9 min read|Published On: September 12, 2019|
  • Mackay’s Auto Corner was quick to throw its support behind Grapevine Group [Jul 2019]

    By |2.7 min read|Published On: July 24, 2019|

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