• 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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  • LifeSpan launches

    The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has officially launched the Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan project in the region.

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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

Resources to support LGBTI people during marriage equality debate

3 October 2017

ACON has developed some useful resources to support LGBTI people who may be experiencing distress due to the marriage equality debate.

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We all have a role to play in suicide prevention!

27 September 2017

The release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Causes of Death today has shown that suicide rates have started to fall.

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New approach to suicide prevention launched

13 September 2017

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative officially launched the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan trial in the Illawarra Shoalhaven on Thursday 14 September.

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Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide

12 September 2017

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention - it could be as simple as signing up to the Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training.

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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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