• 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

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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Where to go for local support over the Christmas period

15 December 2020

If you need additional help or support this Christmas, you are not alone.

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Locals bravely share their stories on video to help other people bereaved by suicide

26 November 2020

When Jodi Bush lost her husband to suicide in 2013 she had no idea where to turn to for help.

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Australia’s first Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System website launched

1 October 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) have launched a new website as part of Australia's first National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System.

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