Yarns Heal 

by Nicky Newley for 

Talking Heals Campaign

Talking Can Make it Better by Mikarla Teague for

Talking Heals Campaign

The Talking Heals campaign features artwork by Nicky Newley and Mikarla Teague (above) and the artwork "Woven Together" (right) created by Riki Salam for the Yarns Heal - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy Suicide Prevention Campaign in collaboration with Indigilez, gar'band'jee'lum and the Community working group.

"Sometimes you're the only person who's there, so you need to stand up for yourself so you're seen and get the help you need"

-- Kayla Henwood Talking Heals Artist

As part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial (Trial), Psychologists and Case Managers from the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (formerly Queensland AIDS Council) and our partners can work with LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl, Brotherboy people who are facing a suicide crisis or are bereaved community members. These services will be provided in person or by phone or online where required.

Who Can We Support:

  • LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl, Brotherboy people 12 and over who live, work, or are active in the  Brisbane North PHN area. We can also support people who are the client of an LGBTIQ+ network in Brisbane North PHN area.

  • People who have thoughts of suicide and/or self-harm and/or who have previously made a suicide attempt.

  • People bereaved or impacted by the suicide or suicidal thoughts of a loved one.

 

We Provide Support With:

  • Free culturally inclusive, age appropriate, LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl, Brotherboy knowledgeable psychological care and case work (face to face, over the phone, or via Skype).

How to Get Support:

 

This suicide prevention campaign sits alongside Yarns Heal, a suicide prevention campaign for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy community. Yarns Heal is about sharing stories and reaching out to loved ones and Community Cultural Connectors when times are tough. 

You can learn about Yarns Heal and support options here: www.yarnsheal.com.au 

For Immediate Support:

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on

  • Call 000

You can find other support at: 

  • Qlife (3:00pm- 12:00 midnight)

     1800 184 527

  • Lifeline (24/7)

     13 11 14

  • Suicide Call Back Service (24/7)

     1300 659 467

  • Kids Helpline (24/7)

     1800 55 1800

  • MensLine Australia (24/7)

     1300 78 99 78

  • Children's Acute Response Team (24/7)

     (07) 3068 2555

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the greater Brisbane region and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge the artists and their work and the importance of not reproducing or using any of the works without express permission from the Artist and QuAC

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