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2021 World Suicide Prevention Day – “Creating Hope Through Action”
Fri 10 September 2021 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
2021 World Suicide Prevention Day – “Creating Hope Through Action” outside at DFO Cairns
Event by Wellways Cairns.
This year on Friday the 10th of September is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) which is a chance for us to raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide in our community and share support for the people that need it.
This years WSPD theme is “Creating Hope Through Action” and with this in mind, we have created a day focused around community engagement, with messaging to drive behavior change and ultimately, prevent more suicides.
As you can imagine suicide prevention is a really important subject around the world at this time. This event will be held outside the Westcourt Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) in Cairns.
We hope to kick off the event at 8.00am with the help of Triple M radio station and support from other media outlets.
World gym will be lending stationary bikes and we will be welcoming all the community to come and join us. Our “action” this year is to set up stationary spin bikes to ride throughout the day, with our ultimate goal being that we ride 3318 kms that day. The reason for this specific distance is that the most recent data indicates that in 2019, 3318 people died by suicide, hence our target is to ride this many kms in an act of remembrance demonstrating support for suicide prevention.
Local Businesses in Cairns have donated a range of vouchers and prizes to those who join in with this campaign. Participants will get an entry in the draw and a chance to win great prizes.
We will have a little stall setup there, where we will be giving out information about suicide and its prevention.
We look forward to having you come and join us for this great cause.
For more information: Please contact Jarrah Buckingham- 0481 459 553 / Community Development Officer-Suicide Prevention