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Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

Local events planned to mark R U OK? Day

This Thursday 10 September is R U OK? Day – a national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

Join the virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk!

This World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10 September – Lifeline South Coast is inviting people to join in a virtual ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk and take a moment of reflection in their virtual garden.

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Let's celebrate LGBTIQ+ young Australians on Wear It Purple Day (and every day!)

Wear It Purple Day is coming up on 28 August! This year's theme is 'We are the change'. Whether you're a health professional, community member, LGBTIQ+ person or ally, we can all play our part in supporting and celebrating LGBTIQ+ young Australians.

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

GP Psychiatry Support Line turns two!

Have you heard about the GP Psychiatry Support Line? It’s a free service exclusively for GPs who require psychiatry advice, on the phone or via secure messaging. It helps you manage the care of mental health consumers without needing to refer or triage them.

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

Suicide affects everyone – learn how to help those around you

This year has tested our resilience with impacts of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19 affecting people in varying ways.

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

Mental Health, Ambulance and Police Project (MHAPP) trial starts in Wollongong

MHAPP is a trial partnership involving Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), Wollongong Police District, and NSW Ambulance.

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Have your say on new localised Peer Workforce Framework

Community members are invited to have their say on the new Regional Peer Workforce Framework which is currently being developed by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District, and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

Find support for yourself and others during the holidays

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. "Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,” said Dr Alex Hains, Regional Manager of the Collaborative.

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

Why it's important to start a conversation with loved ones this holiday season

In the lead-up to the holiday season, Australian mental health and suicide prevention organisations are encouraging everyone to play an active role in suicide prevention through the #YouCanTalk campaign. The holiday period can be a difficult time for many people, and feelings of loneliness and isolation are common.

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

New localised Peer Workforce Framework to be developed

Implementation of the South Eastern NSW Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan (the Plan) has begun with COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Southern NSW Local Health District and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, announcing that Dr Leanne Craze AM has been engaged to develop a regional Peer Workforce...

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

Help the Collaborative spread the word about suicide prevention

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently published a new 'Spread the word' webpage with information about current suicide prevention awareness campaigns.

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

Have you seen the Collaborative's new Evaluation video?

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) has recently released an Evaluation video featuring some of their members, who reflect on what's going well, and what could be improved in the future.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative launches first Report Card

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative launches first Report Card

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative proudly launch their first Report Card last week, as part of the Collaborative's R U OK? Day celebration on 12 September. The Report Card provides an overview of the Collaborative's achievements and milestones to date, and what's next for the future.

Free local suicide prevention training

Free local suicide prevention training

Suicide prevention is so much more than a risk assessment. If you're a health professional in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, join the Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative (the Collaborative) for an interactive workshop that will equip you with the latest skills and training in psychological treatments for suicidality.

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

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

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

Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

Come along to the Collaborative's R U OK? Day event!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative invites you to join them for a community celebration on R U OK? Day, Thursday 12 September, 2019.  

The event is a great opportunity to learn what's been achieved in suicide prevention across the region, and what lies ahead for the future.

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

Three-way collaboration recognised with Quality Award

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) have been awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Mental Health Services at the Southern NSW LHD Quality Awards, held recently in Batemans Bay.

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

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

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

Apply for a funded placement at Recovery Camp!

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is funding 10 local health professionals to attend Recovery Camp, an evidence-based program for health professionals and people with lived experience...

Update on the StepCare Community of Practice (CoP)

Update on the StepCare Community of Practice (CoP)

The inaugural StepCare service Community of Practice (CoP) was held on Monday 27 May. 13 staff from five practices across our region met with staff from COORDINARE and the Black Dog Institute to discuss ideas and strategies around implementing the StepCare service.