• People with lived experience of suicide in the Illawarra Shoalhaven have been featured in a new video

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  • Help us spread the word about help available in our region!

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  • Collaborative sums up successes with new Progress Report!

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  • Suicide prevention awareness at ‘Battle of the Countries’

    The Collaborative was proud to support 'Battle of the Countries' earlier this year.

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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

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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Help us spread the word about help available in our region!

3 April 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has recently developed a 'Where to go for support' resource for adults that highlights key mental health and other supports available in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.

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Collaborative sums up successes with new Progress Report!

22 March 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has recently released its third Progress Report, summing up milestones and achievements to date, as well as next steps for the future.

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Raising awareness for suicide prevention at ‘Battle of the Countries’

7 February 2019

Earlier this year, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative was proud to be the platinum sponsor at ‘Battle of the Countries’, an Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout event with a mental health focus.

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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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