Suicide Awareness and Support Geelong
Loss from suicide is overwhelming, intense and confusing. Each person’s feelings will vary yet the grief and unanswered questions can consume you. SPAN (Suicide Prevention Awareness Network) aims to create suicide awareness in the community so those faced with loss or feeling they have nowhere to turn, have the support they need.
SPAN’s ultimate aim is to reduce the number of suicide deaths in our community. In 2009 the community of Geelong witnessed too many suicides and this group was formed by people eager to find ways to educate the public about issues surrounding suicide.
We believe suicide prevention is everybody’s responsibility and a subject that needs to be talked about openly and sensitively and our initiatives can, and will, make a difference.
Suicide Awareness Walk on September 9, 2018
At SPAN our main initiative is our annual Suicide Awareness Walk. The walk usually takes place on January 26 but in 2018 our Suicide Awareness Walk will take place on September 9, coinciding with the start of World Suicide Prevention Week.
As well as the Suicide Awareness Walk, SPAN’s range of suicide awareness services includes:
- Suicide Prevention
- Bereavement Support
- Suicide Stories from those affected
- Links for further support
- Cool room hire to raise funds