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The Suicide Prevention Grants program is supported by WA Primary Health Alliance as part of the Australian Government’s Suicide Prevention Activities.

Suicide Prevention Grant Allocation

More Free Events supported by the Suicide Prevention Grants are coming up - don’t miss this opportunity to access vital information and resources!
This Shire administered grants program lines up with the themes of the Shire’s Public Health Plan 2021-2026, including ‘An Inclusive, Resilient & Connected Community’. The funds are about to have an impact at the local level – exactly what the grants are designed for.
Upcoming events funded by the Suicide Prevention Grants to support mental health and reduce the risk of suicide include:

Happiness Co - Esperance Find Your Happy Community Workshop 

Tuesday 20 September - 6pm to 7:30 pm
Community Workshop - Esperance Bay Yacht Club
Focus on your Mental Health, well-being and happiness. 
We will chat about happiness and fulfilment; empowerment; clarity and purpose; motivation; improved decision making.

Lifeline WA - Esperance Talks: Online Skills Training for Talking about Difficult Stuff

Friday 7 October - 10:am to 12:30 pm.
Mental Health Ambassador Leon Ruri will provide community engagement for mental health week at the Esperance Lifespan Network's Mental Health Week Pop Up Cafe at the Esperance Museum Lawn. 

Monday 7 November – Talking About Mental Health. 5pm to 6:30pm. Online: Book here
An interactive exploration of mental health and mental illness. Talking about mental health and illness is important. It can help us to better recognise early warning signs, understand how mental illness can affect a person’s life, and have a go-to library of appropriate supports when they’re needed.

Men's Talk - The Blue Mind Roadshow

Movement & Breath on the Beach Friday 7 & Saturday 8 October
7am to 8pm - Esperance Whale Tale. Book Here 

Men's Talk Pop Up Stall Friday 7 October
9am to 3pm - Bunnings

2 Day Mental Health First Aid course 7 - 8 October 
9am - 3pm - Esperance Civic Centre. Limited places. Register Here
Presented by Ben Broadbridge from Beyond all Bounds

Aboriginal Workshops on Country Friday 7 October 
10am to 11:30pm and 2pm - 3:30pm - Esperance Soundshell, Dempster Street

Resilience Youth Camp Friday 7 October
(12 - 17 year olds). 10am to 4pm - Esperance Civic Centre
Bookings Essential. Book Here
Resilience is the ability to bounce back regardless of the problems that we face. This ideally means we are able to respond to our problems rather than ‘react’.
Our self esteem and mental health play a large role in whether we can respond to problems. Join Adam from Armed For Life to have some fun and gain a real life skill for life!

Community Yarning Circle Friday 7 October 
7pm to 8:30pm - Scout Hall Fire Pit - Men Only

Men's Talk Pop Up Stall Saturday 8 October
9am to 3pm - Boulevard Shopping Centre

Community Quiz Night Saturday 8 October 
7:30pm to 11:00pm - Esperance Civic Centre. Book Here
All proceeds to support the wonderful work of Lifespan Esperance. Channel 7 Sports Commentator and AFL Journalist Mark Reading, will be the MC for the Life Span Quiz Night.
Mark is a brilliant MC and has many AFL stories to tell as well as his own Mental Health journey.

Shire of Esperance in partnership with Lifeline Australia and Injury Matters

E-learning - an opportunity for people to access the free course ‘Lifeline Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Sector’ will be available. The course is 110 minutes of eLearning that can be completed on laptop, tablet or mobile at the participant’s own pace. Its modules cover:

Mental Health & Wellbeing – Core module
Managing Relationships in the Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Sector
Managing Wellbeing in the Road Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Sector

More information can be found about this course here

Whilst many in the industry have been approached via local employers, access the free subscription can also be arranged via email to 

Applicants for the Suicide Prevention Grants had to demonstrate how their projects aligned with one or more of the four pillars of the Alliance Against Depression Framework, an integrated community-based approach to tackle depression and suicide. The pillars include support for high-risk patients and their relatives, public awareness campaigns to reduce the stigma associated with depression and suicide, localised training for health professionals, and education activities on depression and suicide for community members and leaders.

The Suicide Prevention Grants program is supported by WA Primary Health Alliance as part of the Australian Government’s Suicide Prevention Activities.