13 May, 2010, WINGS of Hope Association's application to the Register of Harm Prevention Charities has been accepted. After applying for this status in late 2008 via the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) it is a real achievement to pass through the stringent review process. Read More
Due to the considerable interest generated by this inquiry, the Senate Committee is continuing to receive submissions throughout the inquiry. The reporting date for this inquiry has been extended to 24 June 2010. For further information, see the contact links via http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/clac_ctte/suicide/index.htm WINGS of Hope members have made their submission to assist this Inquiry during 2009. Read More
A strong symbol of hope and inspiration has been created for WINGS of Hope. Thank you to Maris Cuane for sharing his graphic design skills, resources and time to create the WINGS of Hope logo. The colours of purple and turquoise represent postvention. The number of butterflies (5) represents the founding members and their lost loved ones. The butterflies signify their growth, or metamorphosis, through loss. Read More
You are not alone in your loss.
- In 2006, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34.
- Suicide remains a major external cause of death, accounting for more deaths in Australia than transport accidents.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data.