• 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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  • New psychiatry support line available for GPs

    New psychiatry support line available for GPs
  • June 2018 Progress Report

    Find out what's been happening in suicide prevention for 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

First national survey of trans and gender diverse sexual health launched in Australia

31 October 2018

Virtually nothing is known about the sexual lives of trans and gender diverse people living in Australia.

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Free suicide prevention training now available!

19 October 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training!

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NSW begins journey towards zero suicides!

17 October 2018

All people who have been admitted to hospital following an attempted suicide and those who have reached out for help will have access to follow up care and support under a new comprehensive strategy that marks the beginning of our journey towards zero suicides in NSW.

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Rising suicide nationally, requires more action locally

27 September 2018

Story by Lisa Wachsmuth Illawarra Mercury

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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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