Talking Heals. Yarns Heal.
Today we launched the Talking Heals campaign as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial. The Trial involves various community activities and a campaign made possible by funding from Brisbane North PHN and contributions from Brisbane South PHN.
Increasing rates of suicide and self-harm in our LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities challenged us to think about new ways to have useful conversations. We have worked with many partners and collaborators to get to this point so we thank them all and look forward to sharing more of the campaign in the coming weeks. We also acknowledge the huge efforts of the Yarns Heal team and thank them for such fruitful collaboration as we’ve worked side by side to develop Suicide Prevention Campaigns for the broader LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities of greater Brisbane.
A refreshed Talking Heals website will be part of this campaign highlighting specialist LGBTIQ+ services in the greater Brisbane area who can provide advice and support to LGBTIQ+ people and Sistergirls and Brotherboys.
A special thanks also to all of our talented and generous artists who have been with us from the start. Your patience, passion and generosity warms our collective heart. Thank you for sharing your art and stories.
We look forward to sharing more of the campaign as it goes live.
We also encourage anyone who is struggling, whatever the reasons, to seek support.
If you are in an emergency or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.
Here are some numbers and contacts that you might find helpful:
Qlife: 1800 184 527 (3pm-midnight)
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467.
Confidential 1800Respect Helpline: 1800 737 732
Mensline: 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Health Direct: To speak to a registered nurse, call healthdirect on 1800 022 222.