WINGS of Hope's annual Remembrance Gathering is taking place at 11am on 19th November 2016. Co hosted with the Centre for Intense Grief, please join us and be a part of International Survivors of Suicide Day. Please meet at the Island Bridge, which is near the Balmoral Beach Rotunda. Metered parking is available or unmetered parking within walking distance if preferred.
What a busy few months it’s been at WINGS of Hope HQ since our last eNewsletter! We are so grateful to have our new friends of WINGS of Hope continually connecting with us and for the new relationships we have formed within the community sector.Read More
I have taken the time to read through “Red Chocolate Elephants” and what a wonderful book. So easy to read and very colourful. Aimed at children in a way that they can understand and relate to.
We will certainly be utilising it within our organisation. Sometimes staff are very confronted when working with children who have lost a member of their family to suicide. This can either be an immediate family member or extended family member. Either way it hits hard.
We have worked with, in the past, and will I guess in the future, children who have lost a parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt or uncle. This has been due to depression and/or domestic violence that has escalated beyond what people can handle.Read More
The end of financial year is a busy time for most of us and this year WINGS of Hope has had its busiest yet. From more volunteers engaging with us, increased awareness of Red Chocolate Elephants and fundraising activities that will assist with future projects.
WINGS of Hope recently received funding from St George Foundation to provide the Red Chocolate Elephants DVD/book postvention resource to the Riverina Region (NSW).
Please click on the following links to hear our latest interviews for this project: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.