Recent News

New research: suicide affects everyone

9 July 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has just released new data which shows that suicide affects everyone and that we all have a role to play in prevention.

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What do you know about suicide prevention?

21 May 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is currently working with the Black Dog Institute on a project called LifeSpan, Australia’s largest ever Suicide Prevention trial!

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Q&A with Edmund Rice College Principal about the YAM program roll out

27 March 2018

We spoke to Edmund Rice College Principal, Peter McGovern, about the benefits of the YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health) program for school students.

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AFL stars hit the road to promote awareness for suicide prevention – first stop Wollongong!

14 March 2018

This Friday 16th March, 30 cyclists will embark on a gruelling 8-day, 1433 kilometre bike ride from Sydney to Melbourne. On their way, they will stop in Wollongong to deliver a community forum about mental health and suicide prevention.

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New research highlights the important role friends, family and workmates can play in reducing suicide

12 February 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven’s Suicide Prevention Collaborative has issued a reminder that we all have a role to play in suicide prevention – and you don’t have to be an expert to make a difference.

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Collaborative sums up a big 2017 with the release of its first Progress Report!

18 December 2017

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has released its first Progress Report, summing up a massive year in suicide prevention for the region.

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An exciting opportunity to help reduce suicide and promote mental health in young people

17 November 2017

Are you passionate about promoting mental health, resilience & help-seeking in young people?

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Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package

26 October 2017

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN and the Black Dog Institute are seeking Expressions of Interest from general practices to utilise a new mental health screening and support package.

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Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan released

23 October 2017

Around four million Australians who experience a mental health condition will benefit from a strengthened mental health system under the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan.

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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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LifeSpan official launch - You're invited!

18 August 2017

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to the official launch of the Black Dog Institute’s Lifespan project in the region.

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Mindframe provides local media training

18 August 2017

Illawarra Shoalhaven is working together to reduce suicide by doing what works.

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ISLHD Community Mental Health Consumer Consultation

14 August 2017

Adult Community Mental Health (ISLHD) are looking at how they can improve how they provide services to you.

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ISLHD Community Mental Health (Adult) - Model of Care / Service Provider Consultation

15 June 2017

Over the next few months, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) Community Mental Health Service (Adult) will be reviewing, designing and implementing their Model of Care (Moc).

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LifeSpan survey - Share a voice to help out!

7 June 2017

You are invited to take part in an online survey for a research study which will investigate whether a community-wide, integrated suicide prevention program, called LifeSpan, can change suicide risk, knowledge, behaviours, and attitudes.

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Grand Pacific Health launch suicide prevention initiative

12 May 2017

Grand Pacific Health today officially launched the Suicide Prevention Initiative ‘Next Steps’.

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Action urgently needed to stem rising youth mental illness

19 April 2017

A joint report released today by Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute shows more young Australians are in psychological distress than five years ago, with almost one in four young people in 2016 meeting the criteria for probable serious mental illness and young females twice as likely as males to...

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