• Claim your free QPR license today!

    Sign up to the Question Persuade Refer (QPR) 1hr online training 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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  • 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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  • You're invited!!

    Thursday 13th September
    8:30am - 10:30am
    The Kiama Pavilion
    (light breakfast, tea & coffee provided)

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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

New community suicide prevention training announced!

15 August 2018

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention. One simple thing you can do is learn how to recognise and respond to the warning signs of suicide.

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Families play a crucial role in supporting people who are suicidal

14 August 2018

"My ability to support my family member in crisis or just the ongoing condition is only as good as my ability to look after myself," – Kate*, a local carer for her son who has depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Psychological treatment is available, affordable and effective in suicide prevention

6 August 2018

People living with mental illness are more likely to die by suicide than the general population. Although not all people who die by suicide have a mental health problem, and not all people with mental illness are affected by suicidal behaviour, access to excellent mental health care is an important...

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Suicide prevention program rolled out in local high schools

30 July 2018

Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM), an evidence-based mental health program for Year 9 students has now been rolled out to thousands of high school students across the Illawarra Shoalhaven, with 25 public, independent and Catholic high schools delivering the program.

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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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