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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‚Äôs 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

Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign

24 July 2019

The Illawarra Mercury has been recognised with a national media award at the 16th Annual LiFE Awards 2019.

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Join us for the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

23 July 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join us for a community celebration on R U OK?

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Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!

28 June 2019

Are you a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention?

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The power of people with lived experience working together

26 April 2019

The power of people with lived experience working together has been highlighted by the NSW Mental Health Commission.

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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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