“Annette and Stuarts’ social advocacy in this space. And their ability to stand up. Their ability to show grit. And also their ability to be vulnerable in this space is something that makes them very unique.”

Bek Nash- Webster, Benalla PHN

Partnerships

Whilst the Winter Solstice is a core focus of Survivors of Suicide and Friends, we work all year round. We continually advocate for change, ensuring that the conversation about suicide is never silenced or overshadowed.

We work in a number of partnerships with other organisations and groups to help educate, advocate, and connect people in conversations about mental health. No matter whether we’re in person or virtually, our community and network is vital to changing the way we perceive mental health and talk about suicide.

Below is a list of partners, events and exhibitions that SOS&F work alongside or have attended.

Solstice – The Documentary

Australians for Mental Health

United for Global Mental Health

Speak Your Mind

Albury Wodonga headspace

Lifeline Albury Wodonga

Albury Wodonga Big Splash

Museum of Lost and Found Potential (UFGMH) Exhibition 2019

Speak Your Mind Campaign – World Mental Health Day 2020

Beechworth to Bridge

One in Five

Wings of Hope

Laps for Lachy

Great Victorian Swim Series

Mental Health Family & Friends Tasmania podcast Series

FYIallthingsmentalwellness Podcast Series

Solstice - The Documentary

Survivors of Suicide & Friends work closely in partnership with Creative Director, Helen Newman of Nomad Films. The below extract has been cited from the Solstice the Documentary website. We hope to continue to be involved in the production of this film & help Helen raise the much needed funds to complete this important and poignant project.

‘Solstice’ is a hopeful, determined and positive story of change that can come out of a most heartbreaking tragedy. Beginning with the story of Mary’s parents, Annette and Stuart Baker, the film expands out to journey through Australia and across the globe documenting the stories of those who are daily on the frontline in the battle for better mental health care

– the survivors of suicide.

To find out more about this project and how you can help, be involved or donate, please visit the website.

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Mental Health Week

Connection was everything in 2020, thanks to a Global Pandemic, it was the year that separated. Survivors of Suicide & Friends wanted to take the week to share some stories from people around Australia, and their challenges with COVID-19. It was a chance to bring commentary and performance together from some of our wonderful community. 

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry about SOS&F or the Winter Solstice, please do not hesitate to reach out.
We’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.