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

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  • June 2018 Progress Report

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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

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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The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper

29 January 2019

The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

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Tim Heffernan and Toni Garretty among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

23 January 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative congratulates Tim Heffernan and Toni Garretty on their new appointments as part-time Deputy Commissioners with the NSW Mental Health Commission.

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Check in with family and friends during the festive season

20 December 2018

Christmas can be a challenging time for some people. That's why it's important to check in with family and friends, and see how they're going.

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The collaborative consists of representatives of more than 20 significant organisations, as well as lived experience advocates.

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