• Claim your FREE QPR license today!

    You can help prevent suicide. Sign up to QPR training today - a one-hour online course to help you recognise warning signs for suicide and help others in need.

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  • New psychiatry support line available for GPs

    New psychiatry support line available for GPs
  • We all have a role to play

    Sign up to QPR training today - a one-hour online course available for just $10 to help you recognise warning signs for suicide and help others in need

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  • Share your thoughts to help prevent suicide

    We are a part of Australia's largest ever Suicide Prevention trial and we need your help to make it better. Take the survey and let us know what you know about suicide & suicide prevention.

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  • YAM program is a great success

    We spoke to Edmund Rice College Principal, Peter McGovern, about the benefits of the YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health) program for school students.

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  • Our 2017 Progress Report

    We are summing up a massive year in suicide prevention for the region, with the release of our first Progress Report.

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  • Who we are

    The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative was established in August 2015 to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide within the Illawarra Shoalhaven.

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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

Employers have important role to play in reducing suicide

16 July 2018

Every day, eight Australians die by suicide. And this affects more people than you might think, with one in four people saying they know someone who has taken their own life. Chances are suicide has affected someone in your workplace.

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New research: suicide affects everyone

9 July 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has just released new data which shows that suicide affects everyone and that we all have a role to play in prevention.

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What do you know about suicide prevention?

21 May 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is currently working with the Black Dog Institute on a project called LifeSpan, Australia’s largest ever Suicide Prevention trial!

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Q&A with Edmund Rice College Principal about the YAM program roll out

27 March 2018

We spoke to Edmund Rice College Principal, Peter McGovern, about the benefits of the YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health) program for school students.

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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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