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Walk to support World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day
Community are invited to attend a walk at Bargara to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

Join Lifeline Bundaberg on World Suicide Prevention Day to help Australians come Out of the Shadows and into the light.

Tragically, over 3,000 Australians lose their lives to suicide every year.

This important event ensures no one has to face their darkest moments alone.

Held in Bargara on Sunday 10 September, the walk aims to not only raise awareness of suicide prevention but also provide an opportunity to support those in the community who have been affected by suicide.

The event has been running for the past eight years and includes coffee and a sausage sizzle breakfast afterwards.

The event will start at the Bargara foreshore boardwalk at 5.15 am for a 5.30 am walk “out of the darkness”, towards Nielson Park Beach Surf Club.

Community members are invited to engage by meeting at the boardwalk where there will be a reflection on the impacts of suicide before a walk up to the surf lifesaving club and beach where there will be further reflection and a labyrinth that will be created by Cynthia Hoogstraten down on the beach.

Attendees will be invited down onto the beach to reflect and remember those lost to suicide where they can place a rose in the water.

Anyone who has lost someone to suicide, or those who would just like to offer support, are encouraged to attend and to join in the walk.

This event acknowledges that you are not alone and is a genuine way to supporting each other on the national day.

If you or someone you know needs support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.