• Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Who we are

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) was established in 2015 to tackle the region’s high rates of suicide.


‘The Collaborative’ is simply a term we use to describe the organisations and individuals who have come together to reduce suicide deaths and attempts in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. It consists of representatives from more than 40 significant organisations across health, education, community, local media, police, ambulance, employment agencies, Aboriginal organisations, local councils, and transport, as well as lived experience advocates.


Click through to read about how we work across our region.



Report Card 2022 Launched 

At our Connecting Together Event held on Monday 31st October we officially launched the Report Card 2022 which showcases the work of The Collaborative across the period 2020 to June 2022.


A limited number of copies of the resource have been printed and are available to order - please email us to arrange collection from our Wollongong office or to have one posted to you. 


Recent news

Tis the season of mixed feelings!

19 December 2022

It’s that time of year again.

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Suicide prevention strategy is hope in action

17 October 2022

On Thursday the Hon.

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We can all play a role in suicide prevention

10 September 2022

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Voices of In-Sight workshop

8 June 2022

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative ensures that the insight and experiential wisdom of people with a lived experience of suicide is central in the development and implementation of collective suicide prevention activities across the region.

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