Suicide & Self Harm Information

Grapevine Group

Grapevine Group

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About Us

Grapevine Group Assoc Inc is a locally-founded community group which delivers suicide prevention training and awareness in the Mackay region. To date, our organisation has proudly trained over 5,000 people in our community. 

Suicide is still considered a taboo subject and surrounded by stigma and shame which often prevents people from seeking assistance or discussing the issue. It is very hard for media to report on suicide, leaving many people to hear of a tragedy along the ‘gossip grapevine’. This means they’re not hearing about the resources available to them. By funding the public through free safeTALK suicide prevention training, Grapevine Group is working to change that. 

To raise awareness Grapevine also promotes the list of local suicide prevention resources online and on printed Help-a-mate cards which assists the Mackay region to find help. You can find the list at or you can visit a Help-a-mate Hub near you to collect your Help-a-mate cards. 

Grapevine Group has operated since 2004, and is a registered charity. The group is operated by volunteers from within our local community and relies on community support for its fundraising which is put back into suicide prevention programs and initiatives in our region. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more about prevention training contact [email protected]

At present, Mackay has a high rate of suicide rate but with your support, we believe we can become the most suicide-safe region in Australia.