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#care2qpr: Importance of postvention support for people bereaved by suicide

23 September 2023

Hope lost her father and brother to suicide - this is why she wants people to talk about it.

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Support is available for those left behind after suicide

23 September 2023

As we learn more about suicide bereavement and the unique ways this type of grief and loss impacts individuals, families, and communities, we understand that effective suicide postvention support is in fact suicide prevention in action.

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#care2qpr: How suicidal distress can show in men

15 September 2023

For Mark Ellis, talking about suicide is a regular part of life.

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The Illawarra Mercury relaunches 2023 #care2qpr suicide prevention campaign

9 September 2023

"Silence is thunderous" and that is why Ann Frankham wants people to talk about suicide.

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Coping with financial stress, there's help out there!

15 July 2023

Understanding and responding to the life events or situations that add to risk of suicide is an increasingly important part of suicide prevention.

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Finishing school can be a time of uncertainty

6 May 2023

Last Friday (28th April) the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) released the 2023 HSC exam timetable.

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Tis the season of mixed feelings!

19 December 2022

It’s that time of year again - carols are playing, tinsel is sparkling, and the word ‘merry’ hits peak use.

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Suicide prevention strategy is hope in action

17 October 2022

On Thursday the Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC, NSW Minister for Mental Health, launched the refreshed suicide prevention strategic framework, Shifting the landscape for suicide prevention in NSW.

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We can all play a role in suicide prevention

10 September 2022

Today, September 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day - a day when globally we raise awareness of how suicides can be prevented and promote the supports available to those in distress.

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Voices of In-Sight workshop

8 June 2022

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative ensures that the insight and experiential wisdom of people with a lived experience of suicide is central in the development and implementation of collective suicide prevention activities across the region.

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Suicide: there are services available to help those left behind

31 May 2022

Five years on from the death of Sandy’s husband by suicide, what are we doing differently to support those in her shoes today?

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Creating change through lived experience of suicide

21 April 2022

Many people within our communities have a lived experience of suicide - some have experienced thoughts of suicide or survived a suicide attempt; some are carers to others who experience suicidal crisis; and some have lost a loved one by suicide.

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Loneliness is a universal yet deeply personal experience

24 January 2022

'Loneliness is a universal yet deeply personal experience' Despite what many of us had hoped, COVID is continuing to interrupt our routines, the ways we move around our community and our social interactions.

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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' The words of Ann Frankham, lived experience member of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative, are ringing in my ears as I emerge with mixed emotions from lockdown and gear up for the Christmas period.

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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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