Solstice – Charity Screening Event
When 15 year-old Mary Baker died by suicide her parents embarked on a journey to shine a light on the darkest night of their lives. ‘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. This film bravely steps into the gaping hole left when a person dies by suicide to begin conversations, unite communities and ignite positive change.
Blue Mountains Safe Space for Suicide Prevention Inc.
Charity Screening - All Tickets $20 (light refreshments will be served)
Event commences in the hall followed by film screening (60 Minutes) in cinema around 7:30pm and ending with a Q&A where patrons can have a conversation with a panel of Safe Space volunteers and guests representing the local services supporting people at risk of suicide.
Blue Mountains Safe Space for Suicide Prevention Inc. is a registered charity providing an evening walk-in site in Katoomba designed to help people experiencing suicidal crisis. Guests will be welcomed and met with face to face, non-clinical support from trained volunteers who have their own lived experience of suicide. It is a place where guests can reduce their emotional pain and distress to keep themselves safe in the ways they choose, living through those moments alongside the comforting support of others who listen, respond, and care.
We are seeking volunteers to join so that the space can open this year and encourage registering interest via our membership form. We ask the community to please consider assisting with promotion of our cause or financially with a donation on the night.
For more information about Blue Mountains Safe Space you can contact
Roses in the Ocean who are supporting this charity and the development of a national network of community-led safe spaces will also be in attendance.