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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 - Doors are staying open

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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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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‘Chats for change’ are here for you!

29 September 2020

It's been a tough time for our community, but the good news is that support is available with the ‘Chats for change’ team out and about in Kiama, Jamberoo, and Gerringong.

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Push for better this October

18 September 2020

On Saturday 10 October, One Fitness 24/7 will kick off a ‘Push-ups with purpose’ challenge, raising money to help fund mental health services and support in Kiama and surrounding areas.According to Courtney Amburg, Manager of One Fitness 24/7, teams of up to 5 people will raise money by completing 3,046 push-ups over 21 days.

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Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

9 September 2020

This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.According to Renee Green, CEO of Lifeline South Coast, people across the community will walk into the light at 5:30 am this Thursday, to raise awareness, remember those lost to suicide and unite in a commitment to prevent further deaths by suicide.

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Local event planned to mark R U OK? Day

9 September 2020

This Thursday 10 September is R U OK?

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Developing a local response to suicide prevention in Kiama and Gerringong

3 September 2020

Following the recent Council resolution regarding the health and wellbeing of the Kiama community, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has been working with Council to form a local working group.

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Celebrating Wear It Purple Day for LGBTIQ+ young Australians!

19 August 2020

Have you heard about Wear It Purple Day?

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Next Steps wins grant to explore gender differences in suicide prevention

1 June 2020

The Next Steps suicide prevention initiative has won an Innovation Research Grant from Suicide Prevention Australia.

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Invitation: an opportunity for substantial change!

27 April 2020

The Collaborative invites you to get involved with the local co-design of the Towards Zero Suicides initiatives.

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Working together to deliver quality community training

6 April 2020

Community training has the potential to have a significant impact on suicide deaths – the more people who do this training, the better equipped our communities will be to support each other.

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Keeping well & staying connected amidst COVID-19 shutdown

27 March 2020

Discussions and concerns around the coronavirus outbreak and practising self-isolation can be stressful and impact our mental health and wellbeing.

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Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program kicks off for 2020

24 February 2020

The Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) programs for 2020 are underway!

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Article: Illawarra suicide prevention head Alex Hains says we all have a role to play

24 February 2020

In these conversations I've been having over and over again, the phrase "that's not how the real-world works" implies that people aren't willing to work together to improve how things are done.

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Nominate someone you know for a LiFE Award today!

19 February 2020

Do you know someone who is doing incredible work for suicide prevention?

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