World Suicide Prevention Day: The Sunlight Centre Launch

By Team

9th September '17


"Every day over eight people in Australia take their own lives. I have worked in crisis areas for mental health for over 15 years, and I have seen the pain people go through on a daily basis. People can go through a combination of Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Grief, and more, and when this trauma grows to a certain level they can start to see suicide as an option to end their pain.

That is where the Sunlight Centre steps in.

We want to launch our full-time therapy support centre for any anyone with suicidal thoughts and/or go through self-harm. It will be a self-referral, free service of solution focused therapy to help them through their darkest times. Every donation helps us to help someone move from their darkness into their own personal Sunlight.

Young people, under 18, are presenting with self-harm behaviour more and more to their family, schools and doctors. The Sunlight Centre will help support families and schools with our workshops and also create a safe place for our clients to get through such a difficult time.

We are proud to announce that we have found a small location to start seeing a few clients a week, but we know that is only the beginning. With the help of Crowdfunding we can rent a larger building so we can start to reach out to more and more people, and start to lower Suicide Rates in Queensland.

Situations don’t get better by chance, they get better by change, thank you for helping to be the change."
Ken, The Sunlight Centre

For more on this inspiring cause, check out The Sunlight Centre's crowdfunding campaign page and video below!