Bega Valley Community Directory

November 13th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Bega Valley Community Directory aims to provide information on community groups and organisations in one easy location . Currently houses 383 listings across 106 categories. Browse by services. Arts & Culture Children & Youth Community Crisis & Emergency Support Disabilty Education, Training & Empoyment Government Halls, Cemeteries & Facilities Health & Wellbeing Indigenous & Multicultural […]



“Walk with Us” Remembrance Walk

September 13th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

SPAN held its annual ‘Walk with Us” Remembrance Walk yesterday, 12th September, to honour those whose lives have been lost to suicide and to give family members and friends a safe and supportive space in which to share their stories and grief. The weather was perfect – mild and windless. The location – Tips Billabong, […]



Lived Experience, Ryan D’Lima

September 12th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Lived Experience. People with a lived experience of disability, social challenges, suicide, mental health issues, and their families and carers, hold unique insights into how services can best respond to the mental health and other needs of their clients. In relation to suicide, ‘Lived Experience’ refers to people who have been impacted by suicide, including […]



NSW Police Role in Acute Mental Health-Related Situations

September 12th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Presentation by Detective-Sergeant Justin Marks, NSW Police on Police Role in Acute Mental Health-Related Situations. At the August 13th meeting, Justin gave an informative overview of the police role in this region and shared some valuable insights into how our police seek to maintain the safety of distressed people and help ensure they receive the […]



Virtual Garden

September 8th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Visit the Lifeline South Coast virtual garden, in bloom now Lifeline South Coast garden is a safe space to share openly and comfortably about suicide providing a unique way for our community to reflect, offer hope and remember. Through the virtual garden we aim to ensure that those who are experiencing the impacts of suicide […]



Being Supported

September 1st, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

What is BEING Supported? BEING Supported – Mental Health Peer Support Line is a warm line service staffed by trained and experienced Peer Support Specialists all with their own lived experience of mental health issues. If you are feeling isolated, lonely, depressed and/or anxious or simply want someone to talk to, we are here to […]



Counselling Online

August 6th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Every moment counts We support people affected by alcohol & other drugs. The smallest step can make a difference so let us help you today. Read More.



Health Minister orders review after study links antidepressants and youth suicide

July 26th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

SMH exclusive report



Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

July 19th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Beyondblue Mental Wellbeing Support Service offering online, chat and telephone support with trained counsellers 24/7 coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au



eFriend

July 3rd, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Sometimes a little extra support, hope and understanding is needed. A free Government funded program that connect to trained, specialist eFriend Peers via video and phone calls. Click for more information.



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