• 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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  • 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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  • 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%. 

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Recent news

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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AFL stars hit the road to promote awareness for suicide prevention – first stop Wollongong!

14 March 2018

This Friday 16th March, 30 cyclists will embark on a gruelling 8-day, 1433 kilometre bike ride from Sydney to Melbourne. On their way, they will stop in Wollongong to deliver a community forum about mental health and suicide prevention.

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New research highlights the important role friends, family and workmates can play in reducing suicide

12 February 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven’s Suicide Prevention Collaborative has issued a reminder that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention – and you don’t have to be an expert to make a difference.

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Collaborative sums up a big 2017 with the release of its first Progress Report!

18 December 2017

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has released its first Progress Report, summing up a massive year in suicide prevention for the region.

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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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