This FREE corporate breakfast launches World Suicide Prevention Day Activities on the Sunshine Coast, which is held on September 10 each year, around the world. The breakfast’s purpose is to raise awareness about WSPD and to encourage organisations to engage their staff in safe discussions around suicide.

Every year around the world, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Behind these statistics are the individual stories of those who have, for many different reasons, questioned the value of their own lives.

Each one of these individuals is part of a community. Some may be well linked into this community, and have a network of family, friends and work colleagues or school mates. Others may be less well connected, and some may be quite isolated. Regardless of the circumstances, communities have an important role to play in supporting those who are vulnerable.

This sentiment is reflected in the theme of the 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day: ‘Take a minute, change a life.’ As members of communities, it is our responsibility to look out for those who may be struggling, check in with them, and encourage them to tell their story in their own way and at their own pace. Offering a gentle word of support and listening in a non-judgmental way can make all the difference.

Life is precious and sometimes precarious. Taking a minute to reach out to someone – a complete stranger or close family member or friend – can change the course of their life.

To register for this event go to https://www.trybooking.com/QZRF

For more information about ‘Roses in the Ocean’ and World Suicide Prevention Day please follow the link below.

http://rosesintheocean.com.au/

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