10 Oct 2019

This is a relaxed outdoor event that is drop in anytime between 8am – 1pm.

All welcome.

An Auslan Interpreter will be onsite between 8am-10am to provide Access to the Deaf Community.

VENUE: Tallawoladah Lawn (outside MCA), The Rocks

Is there anything you want to know about suicide but are too afraid to ask? This event challenges the stigma and taboo of “the S-Word”, held in a relaxed outdoor setting at Circular Quay.


The Big Anxiety is proud to partner with Lifeline on an a special event for Mental Health Day, 10 October, when Lifeline’s crisis support volunteer team host The S-Word: one-to-one informal conversations addressing your fears, inhibitions or anything you may want to ask about suicide and mental distress.

Visit and talk in the informal setting of the Tallawoladah Lawn outside the MCA, and share your thoughts and questions to learn from the experiences and practical expertise of the Lifeline team.

“Using art to promote engagement with mental health, The Big Anxiety offers an unprecedented opportunity to shine a light on the work of Lifeline’s crisis supporters. We are very proud to showcase the work of those who are on the front line helping people through their toughest moments. We are grateful to The Big Anxiety for creating this opportunity to help to reduce stigma by bringing essential conversations about suicide out of the shadows,” said Dr Anna Brooks, National Manager, Lifeline Research Foundation.

Please note that this event provides supportive discussion but it is not intended to replace crisis support or counselling. If you are in need of immediate help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Presented with Lifeline. Design by Mickie Quick.