Recent News

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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Have you seen our new Evaluation video?

3 October 2019

The Collaborative has recently released an Evaluation video featuring some of our members, who reflect on what's going well, and what could be improved in the future.

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Launch of the Collaborative's first Report Card

10 September 2019

We are delighted to launch the Collaborative's first Report Card this week, which provides an overview of all that we’ve been working on and an indication of what we’re looking to achieve in the coming years.

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Free local suicide prevention training

27 August 2019

Suicide prevention is so much more than a risk assessment.

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Illawarra Mercury receives national media award for 'Care to QPR' campaign

24 July 2019

The Illawarra Mercury has been recognised with a national media award at the 16th Annual LiFE Awards 2019.

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Join us for the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

23 July 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join us for a community celebration on R U OK?

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Funded placements are still available for health professionals to attend Recovery Camp!

28 June 2019

Are you a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven with an interest in mental health and suicide prevention?

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The power of people with lived experience working together

26 April 2019

The power of people with lived experience working together has been highlighted by the NSW Mental Health Commission.

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