Recent News

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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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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