Men's Resilience "Camp Akuna"

20-22 August 2021


Ride4Lives are hosting a Men's Resilience Camp "Camp Akuna" from 20-22 August 2021.  Join us for a weekend of mateship, making connections and enjoying nature.  Learn life skills, build resilience and support yourself and others.  Numbers are limited.  Open to men aged 15+.  Father and son dynamics welcome. 


Brief Description

  • Cooking class

  • Building trust

  • Self-reflection

  • Creating resilience

  • Learn life skills to support yourself and others

  • Learn tools to build resilience




Event Start:    4pm Registration / 5pm Start, Friday 20 August

Event Finish:  1pm Close, Sunday 22 August




Akuna Camp, Pike’s Crossing, 191 Pikes Crossing Road, Benaraby




Fully supplied by Ride4Lives.



$50 payable upon registration.  This will be fully refunded after completion of the camp.




Please email forms to by 6 August 2021.  Hurry, numbers are limited.  Click on the most appropriate tab which fits your circumstance.  If you are aged 18+, please complete Pack A and send to us. 


If you are a Parent/Carer/Guardian aged 18+ and attending with a dependent aged 15+, please submit both Pack A and Pack B and send to us.





Contact Details


If you have questions at all regarding the event, please contact:

Ride4Lives Australia Inc

0408 871 131 (Mark)

Suicide Prevention Week

9-16 September 2021


Ride4Lives Australia Inc presents Suicide Prevention Week from 9-16 September 2021, in collaboration with Strong Communities, StandBy Support, Port Curtis Rotary's Project We Care, Gladstone Suicide Bereavement Support Group and Gladstone Region Awareness & Suicide Prevention (GRASP).

Click below for the week's program.  All activities listed are FREE events, thanks to our contributing partners listed above.

R U OK? Day

Thursday 9 September 2021


Ride4Lives are participating in R U OK? Day by wearing yellow on Thursday 9 September 2021.  Join us and let's paint the town yellow!   Visit to purchase your merch before the day.

Man Walk

Friday 10 September 2021


Ride4Lives supports the Man Walk - Walk, Support, Talk for men aged 18+.  The Man Walk meets every Friday at 5.00pm at East Shores (Goondoon Street side).   Ride4Lives will be providing a sausage sizzle on Friday 10 September 2021 as part of Suicide Prevention Week.  Men from all walks of life welcome.

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Family Fun Day / Bereavement Cruise

Saturday 11 September 2021
Tondoon Botanic Gardens


Ride4Lives are holding a Family Fun Day/Bereavement Cruise during Suicide Prevention Week.  This is a free event.  Come and join us for plenty of fun & laughter.  There will be:

  • Historical & Modern Car Show

  • Bike Rides by MACE & Ulysses Club

  • Entertainment

  • Face Painting

  • Kids Activities

  • Jumping Castle

  • Bereavement Cruise

  • Food Vans

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Out of the Shadows Walk


Sunday 12 September 2021


Meet at East Shores (Goondoon St side)


Take part in the Out of the Shadows Walk – national suicide prevention walk – a walk of Hope in Suicide Prevention Week.  Raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide, and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.  There will be a coffee van and light refreshments at the end of the walk.  


'Grief, Loss & Change' Workshop


Monday 13 September 2021


VMR Building, 268 Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone

Strong Communities and Ride4Lives have teamed up to bring the Grief, Loss and Change Workshop to Gladstone.

Join us to learn about different grief reactions and styles of grieving.  Ways that grief and loss can impact behaviour and explore different strategies of empowerment.

Cost:            Free | Light refreshments provided

Registrations essential.  Adults only event, sorry no child minding.  For more information you can contact Strong Communities on 0497 704 113.

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'What do I say, What do I do' Bereavement Workshop


Tuesday 14 September 2021


VMR Building, 268 Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone

Purpose:  To increase understanding of suicide bereavement and learn basic support skills


Topics covered:


  • The StandBy Service Model

  • Crisis, trauma and grief

  • What makes suicide different from other sudden death

  • Support approaches and best practice

  • Self-Care


Cost:            Free | Light refreshments provided

Register: or call/text Mark on 0408 871 131

Registrations essential.  Adults only event, sorry no child minding.


For more information, can contact StandBy Support on 0418 656 764.

'Fear, Frustration & Anger' Men's Workshop


Wednesday 15 September 2021


Gladstone Mindcare, 147 Goondoon Street, Gladstone


This program is free of charge during Suicide Prevention Week due to the collaboration of Marcus Mission and Ride4Lives Australia Inc.  The workshop builds:

  • Mateship

  • MENtoring

  • Resilience Building


Time:  5.00pm (BBQ & informal catch-up)

           6.00-8.30pm Practical Workshop

To register:  Call/text Mark on 0408 871 131 or Glen on 0419 750 607.

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Suicide Alertness Training - safeTALK

Thursday 16 September 2021


VMR Building, 268 Alf O'Rourke Drive, Gladstone

safeTALK is a three-hour training course conducted by Port Curtis Rotary Club of Gladstone that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first-aid resources.  Most people who have thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe.  Alert helpers know how to identify opportunities to support that desire for safety.


As a safeTALK trained suicide alert helper, you will be able to…


  1. Move beyond common tendencies to miss, dismiss or avoid suicide

  2. Identify people who have thoughts of suicide

  3. Apply the TALK steps (tell, ask and keep safe) to connect a person with suicidal thoughts to suicide first-aid and intervention caregivers.

Register your interest by contacting Mark Brookes (0408 871 131) or John Whitten (0410 433 919).

Suicide Awareness Ride 

All bikes and cars welcome on this ride.


Date to be confirmed for 2022


Our annual Suicide Awareness Ride is a family-friendly event that promotes social connectedness.  Choose your mode of transportation and join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

Check out the clip of the last 2 year's rides below: