Mental health and suicide prevention

Mental health and suicide prevention are key priorities for COORDINARE. We are guided by our Implementing a stepped care approach to mental health and suicide prevention statement to help improve access to a variety of local mental health services and options; support individual and community recovery; and reduce risk factors for suicide.

Why is this a priority?

South Eastern NSW has high rates of mental and behavioural disorders and psychological distress amongst adults, with a greater burden borne by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those living in rural areas where access to services may be limited [1]

In 2014, the National Health Commission undertook a review of mental health services and found they were not well targeted or tailored to local needs. The implementation of a stepped care approach to mental health and suicide was recommended, and COORDINARE is dedicated to leading this reform across the South Eastern NSW region.

For a downloadable list of support services we partner with, click here.

Click here for a list of supports for mental health workers to keep your own mental health on track.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

For other mental health concerns, visit headtohealth.gov.au or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.