Events

VIP Op Shop Bus Tour

Join us on a VIP Op Shop Bus Tour to celebrate National Op Shop Week on Wednesday 3 October 9am – 4pm.

Guests will be driven around in the beautiful Toowoomba sightseeing bus visiting four Lifeline Darling Downs stores and stopping for lunch at the City Golf Club.

With exclusive VIP only discounts this is a bus tour not to be missed.

Tickets are only $45 however, places are limited so book your seat today.

Visit: https://toowoombatickets.com.au/event/7656

Out of the Shadows - World Suicide Prevention Day

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day we will be holding an Out of the Shadows candlelight vigil in the grounds of the Empire Theatre, Neil Street.

Join us as we raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

This very special community event is being held at 5.30pm on Monday 10 September, 2018.

Shanks for Lifeline

We are delighted to announce that City Golf Club, Club Glenvale, the Toowoomba Sports Club and Angliss Meats have joined together to support Lifeline Darling Downs this winter.

During July and August $1 from every lamb shank meal sold at the clubs will be donated to our organisation to assist our Emergency Relief service.

This is a great example of locals helping locals. Please show your support for Lifeline Darling Downs and the three clubs by visiting the venues and ordering a delicious lamb shank!

Picnic Point Cafe and Restaurant

Kenny and the team at Picnic Point have kindly installed our first Donation Tap Point in their cafe. Donation Tap Points are the new way to donate replacing the traditional donation tin.

Set to $2 all your need to do to support Lifeline Darling Downs is to tap and go!

So next time you are going for a coffee please support Picnic Point Cafe and Restaurant as they are supporting your local community.

Unleash the Beast Writing and Well Being Symposium

It is with great pleasure that we advise that Unleash the Beast, a writing and wellbeing symposium is being held in Toowoomba on 10 October 2018 – World Mental Health Day.

52 authors, including Peter FitzSimons and Ray Martin will be here to share their stories and promote the conversation about mental health and how it affects us as an entire community.

There are over 16 sessions, a Lad’s Lunch, a picnic for the ladies and even a cooking class!

To find out more and to book your tickets please visit https://toowoombatickets.com.au/event/unleash-the-beast-writing-wellbeing-symposium-7072

We would also like to thank the event sponsors PB Agrifood, Wellcamp Airport, Avis, Mort & Co, Rugby Farming Group, Colliers International, Black Pearl Charcoal, Toowoomba Grammar School and The Chronicle. 

Sponsorship packages are still available by contacting Emma Mactaggart at em@boogiebooks.com.au.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Lifeline Darling Downs free professional counselling services.

Training

ASIST

LivingWork's ASIST is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid and the world's leading suicide intervention workshop. ASIST training concentrates on helping a person with thoughts of suicide to stay safe and seek further help. The workshop teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide, provides them with the confidence to ask about suicide, and to work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. By learning to recognise and assess someone with thoughts of suicide, participants become more effective at helping people at risk.

safeTALK

This half-day training program teaches participants to be alert to suicide as a risk to people's lives and responsive when they detect the risk arising. The skills taught in safeTALK are designed to give participants a short, clear process that anyone over the age of 15yrs can follow to become a 'suicide alert helper' in their own community.

MINDfit

This two hour in-house presentation is designed to promote good mental health in the workplace. MINDfit aims to educate participants on how to identify and support someone with a mental illness as well as ways to improve their own mental health and well-being. Good mental health = good business.

For further information or to book a training workshop please call 1300 991 443.