Category: Director’s Reports

Director’s Report December 2014 – Thank You to Our Supporters

December 1, 2014 No Comments by SRD

White Wreath Association would not be able to continue without the support of it members and the general public in their generous financial contributions. In spite of the tough economic conditions during the past year, your support has been unstinting. We are more than grateful for your commitment and valued financial assistance as we edge […]

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Director’s Report August 2014 – Sock it To Suicide

August 5, 2014 No Comments by SRD

“Sock It To Suicide Week” held during the third full week in October (20 – 14 October) is one of the most important fund-raising activities conducted by White Wreath Association. It is a vital to promoting White Wreath in the broader community and speading the message of White Wreath’s continuing campaign to educate and spread […]

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Director’s Report February 2014 – Promoting Action towards Suicide Prevention

March 31, 2014 No Comments by SRD

Recent media coverage on alcohol-fueled violence and the response by various governments to introduce tough new laws is once again misleading public to the real cause – mental illness. The person who king-hit, cowardly punched and killed a young boy in NSW has a long history of violence with serious mental health problems; in and […]

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Director’s Report November 2013 – Government Policies on Mental Health

November 6, 2013 No Comments by SRD

DIRECTORS REPORT The mental health policies of Australian federal governments, of both political persuasions, can only be described as abysmal. Successive governments have announced reforms to the mental health system, promising radical changes. Unfortunately, the end result seems to have achieved little. Politicians and mental health practitioners seem not to listen to the views of […]

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Director’s Report August 2013 – The Way Ahead for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

August 7, 2013 No Comments by SRD

THE WAY AHEAD Providing information to members is vital to White Wreath achieving its primary objectives. White Wreath’s main aim is to raise funds to establish Safehaven Centres for those who need urgent mental health treatment and ongoing care. Equally important to this is: Provide Advocacy and support to the sufferers of mental illness and […]

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Director’s Report May 2013 – The Impact of Suicide

May 13, 2013 No Comments by SRD

  DIRECTORS REPORT Drawing on the experiences of people who have gone through the trauma of a suicide can help us cope if we are ever faced with a similar situation. The tragic after-affects of suicide has an influence on all of us. The death of a loved-one, family member, friend, colleague or casual acquaintance […]

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Director’s Report February 2013 – Sharing Your Story

February 11, 2013 No Comments by SRD

Drawing on the experiences of people who have gone through the trauma of a suicide can help us cope if we are ever faced with a similar situation. The tragic after-affects of suicide has an influence on all of us. The death of a loved-one, family member, friend, colleague or casual acquaintance through suicide has […]

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Director’s Report November 2012 – Treating the Condition of Suicide & Mental Illness

November 13, 2012 No Comments by SRD

We have been told for many years that when a person is contemplating suicide they should seek help and talk to their friends. Unfortunately, talking has not changed anything – statistics show that suicide in on the increase. The most sensible approach is to provide a place of safety for those who threaten suicide. White […]

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Director’s Report August 2012 – Support for Action Against Suicide

August 3, 2012 No Comments by SRD

Thank you to all for the overwhelming participation in our new campaign “Wear White At Work” to coincide with White Wreath Day – In Remembrance of All Victims of Suicide held on the 29 May Yearly.  This was specifically introduced for those that can’t attend a Service but still wish to be part of the […]

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Director’s Report May 2012 – Increasing Awareness of Suicide in Australia

May 4, 2012 No Comments by SRD

It is not governments that build a nation it is people. White Wreath Day on the 29 May is a special day. It increases the awareness of suicide. Thousands of Australians die each year and thousands of White Wreaths are laid Australia wide in remembrance of those who have died by these tragic circumstances. Together […]

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