Join the WINGS of Hope Running team across the iconic Sydney harbour bridge. This is an opportunity to make new friends and take up a new activity. You can walk or run, short distance or challenge yourself. Or you can just meet the sporty types afterwards for coffee! For those who would like to, we have the skills of an experienced trainer to assist you in the lead up to this activity, with regular training sessions. You will be in good company with people who understand, and most importantly – you will help us to raise much-needed funds for WINGS of Hope.Read More
This past Saturday 26th July, WINGS of Hope Inc., held an official presentation and fundraising initiative to deliver resources for people bereaved by suicide, being a book and DVD titled “Red Chocolate Elephants”. This unique educational resource features the art and voices of children bereaved by suicide. A major WINGS of Hope project is to place copies of this resource in community channels, schools and workplaces all over the nation.Read More
Every week I am inspired further by the commitment and passion of our committee members. As individuals brought together initially by our loss, then by the friendships that grew and now also by our common goals to grow WINGS of Hope, we continue to traverse our grief journey, the emotions and pain of which surfaces most often unexpectedly and at less than convenient times.Read More
Prof. Diego DeLeo and the Board members of Postvention Australia invite your participation at the 4th Australian Postvention Conference. This year's theme is 'Pathways to Hope and Healing'. The conference will bring together those bereaved by suicide and individuals/organisations working in the field of suicide postvention with international and local speakers presenting about postvention and a separate stream of presentations will be dedicated to those bereaved by suicide. A Healing and Remembrance service will be held during the final day of the conference.
Volunteering is good for you and good for your community. Did you know that in 2010, 6.1 million people (36%) of the Australian population aged 18 years and over participated in voluntary work, with women (38%) more likely to volunteer than men (34%)? Employed people actually have a higher volunteering rate than unemployed, so you might be surprised who is volunteering! The efforts of volunteers equate to a volume of work equivalent to 107,400 full time jobs across the state.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.