Recent News

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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Find support during the bushfires

30 January 2020

Bushfires affect people in the community differently, depending on the stress or loss you or your loved ones have experienced.

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Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

19 December 2019

In the lead-up to Christmas, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) wants to spread the word that there are plenty of support services available during the holidays.

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Services for people experiencing homelessness during the holidays

16 December 2019

In the Illawarra Shoalhaven, a variety of support services for people experiencing homelessness will remain open during the holidays, including Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Applications now open for Innovation Research Grants!

2 December 2019

Applications are now open for round three of Suicide Prevention Australia's Innovation Research Grants!

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Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

21 November 2019

Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy!

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Help us spread the word about suicide prevention

31 October 2019

The Collaborative has recently published a new 'Spread the word' webpage with information about current suicide prevention awareness campaigns.

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