Events and Activities
Calender of Events
Silent Ripples Meetings in Murray Bridge are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month, 6.00 - 8.00 pm at the Flinders University Rural Training Clinic, Murray Bridge.
October - Mental Health Week
11th Nov - Remembrance Day
23rd Nov - World Suicide Survivor's Day
16th Nov - Barbecue Bunnings, Murray Bridge
R U Ok? DAY 2019
Silent Ripples once again supported the R U Ok? Day activity in Murray Bridge. Westpac bank provided a week long venue for a static display with information and hand outs.
On Thursday members of Silent Ripples group and staff from Standby Response set up a stall on the footpath in front of the bank and handed out R U Ok? information. Also shared stories and support to reinforce the message behind this important annual event. This event raised $350 in donations this year.
Thank you also to all that came along for R U Ok? Day in Waikerie. The sausage sizzle was well supported. Silent Ripples Waikerie raised a total of $1,588.40 which included a donation of $250 by Waikerie Rotary Club and an anonymous donation of $1,000. The funds raised all go towards the creation and development of a reflection seat and wellbeing space as part of the Waikerie Silos Community Garden. We also need to thank Focus One Health and Standby Support in the Riverland.
TWO NEW SILENT RIPPLES SUPPORT GROUPS ESTABLISHED
Recently Silent Ripples Murray Bridge has helped to establish two support groups in the Riverland. The Murray Bridge group will offer it's ongoing support to Silent Ripples Berri and Silent Ripples Waikerie, and would like to congratulate these two groups and wish them all the best for the future.
Anzac day services 2019
Silent Ripples members laid wreaths honouring armed services people who have taken their lives as a result of what they have experienced. Wreaths were laid at Berri, Waikerie, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Palmer, Two Wells, Mypolonga, Salisbury, Strathalbyn, Gawler, Middleton, Cummins, Marion, Mallala, and Maroochydore Qld.
Ride Against Suicide Event 2019
The Ride Against Suicide event for 2019, held on 8th September had the largest number of participants in the four years since its inception.
The aim of the event is to raise and maintain community awareness around the incidence of suicide and its impact on those left behind.
This year 100 motorcycle riders left the Mannum RSL at 9.00 am joining up with other riders at Nuriootpa and Two Wells RSL venues where services were held to remember people from the armed forces who chose to end their lives as a result of their experiences during service.
By the time the event arrived at the Royal Adelaide Show the number of riders had increased to 300 motorbikes many of which included pillion passengers, with over $10,000 funds raised to support those bereaved through suicide.
R U Ok? Day 2019
Two Wells Anzac Day 2019
Murray Bridge Anzac Day 2019
Ride Against Suicide bikes leaving Mannum for the Royal Adelaide Show 2019
The Royal Adelaide Show, Ride Against Suicide 2019