About the Collaborative

The Collaborative was established in 2015 to tackle the region’s high rates of suicide and is now a pilot site for the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan project, which aims to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.

Suicide rates in the region remain higher than NSW averages, with 40-60 suicides reported each year. 

The collaborative consists of representatives of more than 40 significant organisations, as well as lived experience advocates. 

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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Statement of Purpose   Terms of Reference   Meeting schedule for 2018