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Past activities

A number of events were held recently, details below:
 
Shut the Gate Comedy Event:
This event was a great day. Thanks to Shut the Gate for raising awareness and including us in their fund-raising. 
Our very best wishes and love to Mitch's family and friends.
 

2014 Candlelight Memorial

Friday 3rd October  - we met at New Farm Park Rotunda to celebrate the lives of our loved ones that we have lost to suicide.
Thank you to all who attended.

2013 Candlelight Memorial

6th September 2013 - we met at New Farm Park Rotunda to celebrate the lives of our loved ones that we have lost to suicide.
Thank you to all who attended.
 
To see the media release for this event please click here.
 
 
 


 

 

 

Social Picnic in the Park

16th June 2013 - we met for a picnic in the park. It was a beautiful day and very relaxing. It's always good to get together socially and look forward to next time.

 

 

 

 

International Survivors of Suicide Day 2012

"A Day of Healing, Support & Sharing for the bereaved" - everyone welcome. We watched a 90 minute DVD which was broadcast simultaneiously around the world (220 groups participated).
 
 
2012 Christmas Get-Together
On 2nd December we met at the Calamvale District Park for a late lunch. We exchanged secret santa gifts and even though there was only a few of us we had a wonderful time. Hopefully we will see you at our next social get together.
Candlelight Memorial - Friday 13 July 2012
The 2012 Candlelight Memorial was held at New Farm Park. Even though it rained on the night it was great to get together and take some time out to remember our loved ones that we have lost. We had a surprise guest artist on the night - a classical guitarist who volunteered to play for us. This added a special vibe and it was very much appreciated. Thanks to Shane O'Brien for volunteering.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fundraising Event - Saturday 9 June 2012

We held a sausage sizzle at Woolworths Moorooka. It was a great time and we raised over $100 for SOSBSA. A big thank you to all who helped out and for all those who purchased and gave donations. It is very very much appreciated.

Mourning Tea - Sunday 9 October 2011

A free event to promote mental well-being throughout the grieving process.
 
Review of the day:
Our inaugural SOSBSA Mourning Tea event was quite amazing, at first with people suggesting that we had miss-spelled the title, but the event itself being the brain child of our illustrious and extremely hard working secretary Jennifer McMahon was born at the suggestion we should apply for a small grant from Self Help

Queensland. The grant was to assist us in a number of areas of need but the principal focus of the submission was to be a journey through thought and opportunity.

 

You see Jen’s idea was that the morning should be an exploration of the things that people are turning to, to find some sense of momentary or long lasting peace from the experience down the road of their grief journey. The journey should be non-judgemental, non-preaching, but holistically supportive of openness to ideas; supportive of permission to express opinions and to ask whatever questions that people may have had.

 

Stall holders and presenters represented many and varied methods of finding peace from literature to counselling, from aroma therapy to retreats, from authors to mediums and more. The presenters were caring and thoughtful, but most importantly thought provoking. Most have offered to do follow up workshops, so watch this space for a possible calendar of workshops for our next year.

 

The day was punctuated by short presentations from the various invited guests, and plenty of opportunity to trawl over the various stalls to ask more specific and individual questions of those presenters that participants’ resonated with. The day of course could not have happened without the generous support of those tireless workers from the CWA who provided a magnificent morning tea which was served throughout the whole day; but most of all without the tireless efforts and enthusiasm from both Jen and Cherrie.

 

The day was also a fantastic opportunity to showcase the terrific facilities of our new venue at Annerley and many thanks go the team at Queensland Mental Health Association for their support. It was also a great opportunity to launch our new branding, new logo, banners, and the beginning of our new literature that we will be launching over the next few months.

 

All in all it was an amazing day hailed by all who attended as a rousing success, an event sure to be repeated in the future.




























 

 

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