This is our third year involved in the Plebs Pros and Personalities 4 Suicide Prevention Australia (PPP4SPA) 24hr treadmill challenge. We are honoured to support such a great cause raising awareness and funds for Suicide Prevention Australia.
Funds raised from PPP4SPA events go towards the development of community resources and in the past these have included:
• Communities Matter, an online toolkit for small towns and communities to access information about how to take action in suicide prevention and provide support after a suicide https://communitiesmatter.suicidepreventionaust.org/
• A smart phone application developed by FTW Revolution which will provide a platform for young people to connect and engage with mental health information and links to service organisations.
These resources help to educate and empower individuals and communities to take action to prevent suicides. Most importantly they provide the opportunity for the community to come together and talk about suicide openly and in a safe way to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.