Suicide can Sock it!

3,144 Australians died by suicide in 2021.

It’s the leading cause of death in 15–24-year-olds; and for Indigenous Australians, suicide rates are twice as high as non-Indigenous Australians.

World Suicide Prevention Day is held annually on 10 September 2023, and aims to raise global awareness that suicide can be prevented.

Pull your socks up – we all have a role to play!

We want you to ‘Sock it to Suicide’ this World Suicide Prevention Day by wearing your most attention-grabbing socks to show your support, start a conversation, and help Wellways raise important donations so we can continue providing QPR training to as many people and community groups as possible.

Wellways’ has been providing suicide prevention training to communities for many years. Through the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) model, anyone can learn 3 simple ways to help save a life from suicide:

  • Identify the signs of a person in crisis.
  • How to provide immediate support;
  • and when to call for help, and who to call.

We want to continue providing this life saving training to the local community and need your support to reach as many people as possible.

Help us provide the vital community education needed to reach zero suicides in Australia.


How you can ‘Sock it to Suicide’

First, grab some eye-catching socks! Ankle length, knee length, stripy or spotty; it’s time to bring some much-needed attention to your feet and grab everyone’s attention.

Then, get your work mates or friends and family together for a ‘Sock it to Suicide’ fundraising coffee catch up, morning tea or lunch. Any funds raised, no matter how small, will help us bring suicide prevention training to more at-risk communities.

Host a ‘Sock it to Suicide’ get together

You can download and print out an event flyer and invite your local community, office, or social group to an event.

Promote your event and fundraising initiative on social media.

Let everyone know you’re fundraising to ‘Sock it to Suicide’ with this downloadable social media tile. Don’t forget to tag us on @wellwaysau and use the hashtags #WSPD2023 #sockittosuicide

Together we can save lives.

More information

If you would like some more information on how you, your work colleagues or social groups can take part, or if you require any additional support, please contact