• 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.

Recent news

How conversations can make a difference

30 November 2021

'Take the time for a kind conversation and you might help save a life'.

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Creating hope through action - World Suicide Prevention Day

10 September 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an international awareness day observed on 10 September each year to provide a focus for commitment and action to prevent suicide.

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Safe Haven

11 August 2021

Wollongong Safe Haven is a purpose designed, safe space, for anyone to go to when they are having suicidal thoughts.

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Open Letter: Responding to suicide in our community

11 May 2021

Dear Illawarra Shoalhaven residents, families, and community Re: Responding to suicide in our community As you may know our communities have been profoundly saddened by a number of suicide deaths.

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