Recent News

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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Help us spread the word about help available in our region!

3 April 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has recently developed a 'Where to go for support' resource for adults that highlights key mental health and other supports available in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region.

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Collaborative sums up successes with new Progress Report!

22 March 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative has recently released its third Progress Report, summing up milestones and achievements to date, as well as next steps for the future.

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Raising awareness for suicide prevention at ‘Battle of the Countries’

7 February 2019

Earlier this year, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative was proud to be the platinum sponsor at ‘Battle of the Countries’, an Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout event with a mental health focus.

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The Productivity Commission has released an issues paper

29 January 2019

The Morrison Government has established a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and communities, looking at the best ways to support and improve national mental wellbeing.

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Tim Heffernan and Toni Garretty among new Deputy Commissioners for mental health

23 January 2019

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative congratulates Tim Heffernan and Toni Garretty on their new appointments as part-time Deputy Commissioners with the NSW Mental Health Commission.

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Check in with family and friends during the festive season

20 December 2018

Christmas can be a challenging time for some people. That's why it's important to check in with family and friends, and see how they're going.

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Young people donate to support local suicide prevention efforts

19 December 2018

Kiama High School students recently donated $1,300 to the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative.

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Lend your voice to improve emergency and follow-up care for a suicidal crisis

18 December 2018

You are invited to help in Black Dog Institute’s study looking at the experiences of individuals who have been to the emergency department for suicide-risk.

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Illawarra Hawks join QPR campaign for suicide prevention

5 December 2018

On Tuesday 4 December, the Illawarra Hawks completed Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training with the Collaborative.

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A mo takes a month, QPR takes an hour

30 November 2018

If one of your mates was suicidal, would you know what to do?

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First national survey of trans and gender diverse sexual health launched in Australia

31 October 2018

Virtually nothing is known about the sexual lives of trans and gender diverse people living in Australia.

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Free suicide prevention training now available!

19 October 2018

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative today announced that an additional 1,000 free licenses are now available for suicide prevention training!

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NSW begins journey towards zero suicides!

17 October 2018

All people who have been admitted to hospital following an attempted suicide and those who have reached out for help will have access to follow up care and support under a new comprehensive strategy that marks the beginning of our journey towards zero suicides in NSW.

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