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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative 

Suicide rates in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region remain higher than NSW averages, with 40-60 suicides reported each year.     

The Collaborative was recently successful in its application to be a trial site for Lifespan, Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program being rolled out in four locations across NSW, expected to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%. 

Find out more about Lifespan >

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Recent news

Check in with family and friends during the festive season

20 December 2018

Christmas can be a challenging time for some people. That's why it's important to check in with family and friends, and see how they're going.

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Young people donate to support local suicide prevention efforts

19 December 2018

Kiama High School students recently donated $1,300 to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative.

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Lend your voice to improve emergency and follow-up care for a suicidal crisis

18 December 2018

You are invited to help in Black Dog Institute’s study looking at the experiences of individuals who have been to the emergency department for suicide-risk. Please be advised, the content in this study can be overwhelming for some – if you are feeling distressed, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Illawarra Hawks join QPR campaign for suicide prevention

5 December 2018

On Tuesday 4 December, the Illawarra Hawks completed Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training with the Collaborative.

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Get involved with the collaborative

The collaborative consists of representatives of more than 20 significant organisations, as well as lived experience advocates.

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