Support for Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training

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Grapevine Group Association has received more than $42,500 to support their suicide prevention and awareness efforts thanks to Glencore Coal’s Newlands and Hail Creek Open Cut operations.

The funds were raised through a series of charity golf days hosted by the mine sites and will allow Grapevine Group to further their work in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions.

Grapevine Group President, Debbie Knight, said the contribution would make a big difference to the organisation.

“We’ve so far trained about 6,400 people and we continue to focus on suicide education in our local communities.

“A contribution like this one will make such a big difference to us and allow us to train many more people.”

Glencore’s General Manager of Queensland Open Cut Operations, Phil Price, said:

“Our Newlands Open Cut and Hail Creek Open Cut operations hosted a series of charity golf says last month and have been able to raise more than forty-two thousand dollars as a result.

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“We are incredibly proud to donate these funds to Grapevine Group, who do important work in raising awareness and preventing suicide in our communities.

“Our employees live and work in these regions and are active community members, so this initiative really resonates with them.”

Grapevine Group is a locally founded grassroots volunteer group which raises funds and awareness for suicide prevention in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regions. Operating since 2004, they rely entirely on community support. To find out more or to make a donation go to

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