Reflections on the International Association for Suicide Prevention

Samantha Gray The opportunity came up from a lecturer asking if students would like to add to their portfolio. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) were holding their World Congress on the Gold Coast. It was a great … [Read more...]

Suicide prevention congress brings together experts and experience

Samantha Gray For the first time ever, the International Congress of Suicide Prevention will be held fully online to connect academics, researchers, practitioners, and those with lived experience on a global scale. Suicide is a public … [Read more...]

RSPCA Cupcake Day helps animals in need

RSPCA’s Cupcake Day

SERENA HERR The RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is on again this October, encouraging supporters to participate by either hosting a baking party or donating, to raise funds to fight animal cruelty.   Cupcake Day is the RSPCA’s annual national … [Read more...]

Get checked for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BCNA Pink Bun campaign

TAYLAH GRAY Experts are reminding Australian women of the importance of regular check-ups and early detection ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which kicks off on October 1.   Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) spokesperson … [Read more...]

Leukaemia Foundation prepares to Light the Night

Light the Night Leukaemia Foundation

YUAN LIU AND STAFF WRITERS Thousands of Australians around the country will take part in a special virtual lantern lighting ceremony to raise money for blood cancer on October 10 this year.   The event, called Light the Night, is … [Read more...]

Brisbane Film Festival returns next week

High Ground (2020)

IRIS ZHANG AND STAFF WRITERS The Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF 2020) is on again next week, showcasing a selection of more than 70 international and Australian new release features, documentaries, short films and retrospectives in … [Read more...]

Week puts focus on Queensland’s mental health

Queensland Mental Health Week

JADE MACBETH There’s no arguing that 2020 has been a stressful and unsettling year, which is why Queensland Mental Health Week couldn’t come at a better time.   The state-wide event runs from October 10 to 18 and is a joint initiative … [Read more...]

COVID-19 adds twist to traditional weddings

Chloe Stephens and Sam Nilon

EMILY LOWE Wedding planners and loved up couples are finding unique ways to celebrate their special day despite restrictions due to the global pandemic.   Under current COVID-19 restrictions, weddings in Queensland and New South Wales … [Read more...]

Universities help fundraise for free legal service

My Community Legal Bunnings sausage sizzle

DINA GETOVA My Community Legal has begun a fundraising initiative in partnership with three Gold Coast universities to help provide free legal services for people experiencing financial hardship.   The legal centre is working with … [Read more...]

Music label 4000 Records turns one

The Holy Rollercoasters

LILY HIRST Brisbane music label 4000 Records is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement of three live music shows over the next three months in local venues.   The label, which is run by Brisbane local John Russell, manages … [Read more...]