International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
This first candle represents our grief.
The pain of losing you is intense.
It reminds us of the depth of our love for you.
This second candle represents our courage.
To confront our sorrow,
To comfort each other,
To change our lives.
This third candle we light in your memory.
For the times we laughed,
The times we cried,
The times we were angry with each other,
The silly things you did,
The caring and joy you gave us.
This fourth candle we light for our love.
We light this candle that your light will always shine.
As we enter this holiday season and share this night of remembrance with our family and friends.
We cherish the special place in our hearts
that will always be reserved for you.
We thank you for the gift
your living brought to each of us.
We love you.
We remember you
~ Unknown Author ~
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (ISSLD) is Saturday 20th November 2021. It is an event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience, help to create a better understanding of what this day, and every day, means to so many impacted by the loss of a loved one, friend or work colleague. SabrinasReach4Life is posting a video message in remembrance of those lost to suicide.
We hope it might help to create a better understanding of what this day, and every day, means to so many impacted by the loss of a loved one, friend or work colleague.
SabrinasReach4Life Trivia Fundraiser ~ Beauty & The Beast
On the 30th November 2021 SabrinasReach4Life hosted a fundraiser at WharfOne in Darwin. It was a themed event, fun filled and very successful night from the support of the Darwin community with donations and attendance. We had over 100 people attend and the tickets sold out in the first 2 weeks of circulation. A portion of the money raised from our fundraiser will be used to further the Sabrina Josephine Di Lembo Memorial Scholarship in Clinical Psychology at Charles Darwin University in Darwin with the wonderful added support from CIASS. This is the 2nd Scholarship awarded and the recipient is Jennifer Packer. We also want to create a Memorial / Reflection garden at the Botanic Gardens in Darwin for the people in our community and for those that visit.
You can visit the Beauty & The Beast Page
SabrinasReach4Life thanks you for your amazing support.
Sabrina Josephine Di Lembo Memorial Scholarship ~ 2nd Recipient ~ Miss Jennifer Packer
Jennifer Packer is our 2nd recipient of the Sabrina Josephine Di Lembo Memorial Scholarship. Jennifer is doing her 1st year in Masters in Clinical Psychology at CDU. She is a Territorian and we are proud to be able to support Jennifer to work in our community.
Miss Packer is with Michael & Lidia Di Lembo at the Scholarship Ceremony held at Charles Darwin University.
World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 ~ Breakfast Forum
The official World Suicide Prevention Day "Creating Hope Through Action" was held on the 10th of September 2021. To acknowledge this day SabrinasReach4Life hosted a WSPD Breakfast Forum at CDU with the WSPD21 Planning Committee.
Representation included people with lived experience, the private sector, NGO and government sector.
The Forum was a free event for a third year in a row that SR4L has hosted with the generous sponsorship and support from partners in the suicide prevention space.
Attendees engaged in presentations, panel session, information booths that were on display with a workshop delivered by NEAMI International and Larrakia Nation that have partnered to introduce the new Darwin Head to Health service following the event.
The World Suicide Prevention Day Breakfast was a very successful event which saw over 200 people attend, physically and virtually and participate in a range of presentations, panels and information sessions that focus on supporting and enhancing the role of suicide prevention in the Northern Territory.
Roses in The Ocean is excited to announce our first World Suicide Prevention Day Hackathon Event
"Creating Solutions for People By People"
Roses in The Ocean is offering Innovation Grants of $5000 each to the top two community submissions that address this year's World Suicide Prevention Day ~ "Creating Hope Through Action".
Please download more information here or visit Roses in The Ocean
WSPD Forum 20 "Stronger Together"
On 18th September2020 SabrinasReach4Life co hosted with Charles Darwin UniversityNT a World Suicide Prevention Forum "Stronger Together". The forum was very successful with 130 participants attending, physically and virtually via ZOOM.
There were four areas of discussion with workshops:
Topic 1: Strengthening Collaboration across the NT
Topic 2: The Role of Community and Lived Experience
Topic 3: Elevating the Role of Young People
Topic 4: Establishing a NT Suicide Prevention Alliance.
The outcomes from the Forum will be collated into a report and presented to the Minister of Health, Honourable Natasha Fyles MLA.
Determining how to best help bereaved adolescents: A Delphi consensus study
In March 2020 SR4L in conjunction with CDU NT was asked to join a research by Karl Andriessen PhD from the University of Melbourne Research Dept on Youth Bereavement from Suicide and Other Causes.
The community of Darwin was involved as were clinicians from various fields of the health system. It was a successful project and the outcomes of the research have been compiled into a report.
Phase 2 of the research has started. Please download further information.
The final report for this study can be read here
NTPHN has published an over view of the new AMHC. The overview explains what areas of Mental Health will be incorporated into the AMHC and how the centre will function.
Update on the Darwin Adult Mental Health Centre. Neami National in partnership with Larrakia Nation will take the lead on the Centre...read here