CANCELLED | Reflection walk and event at Raby Bay ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day

UPDATE Saturday, September 7

ORGANISERS have cancelled this event due to predicted high winds and air pollution from bushfires in south-east Queensland.


A REFLECTION walk for those who have lost someone to suicide will be held at Raby Bay on Sunday, September 8.

A Redlands Coast Suicide Prevention Network spokesperson said the event was being held ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day.

The theme of this year's campaign is Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

The spokesperson said the event was to show community connectedness and support to those who have felt the impact and effect of suicide.

"Suicide has no prejudice and people from all walks of life have felt the effect of which it means to lose someone to suicide," the spokesperson said. "For most of us, suicide has a face, it is our loved ones, our family members, our work colleagues and our peers, and each year in Queensland specifically, the number of people lost to suicide is increasing."

The event is being held by the network, in conjunction with StandBy Brisbane - Support after Suicide and McCartney Family Funerals.

The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 800,000 people die by suicide each year. In Australia, 3128 people suicided in 2017.

The Cleveland event will include a commemoration service with lived experiences, walk of reflection, entertainment by local artist Lamees, stalls to raise awareness of support suicide prevention and food stalls.

The event will be at Raby Bay Foreshore Park, Masthead Drive, Cleveland on Sunday, September 8 from 10am to 2pm.

If you or someone you know is in need of emotional or mental health support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.