2022 Walk with Us, Remembrance Walk

August 31st, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

SPAN’s annual Remembrance Walk is scheduled to take place on 1st October 2023, 10:30am, Tips Billabong at Panboola Wetlands, Pambula. Feel free to join us in doing a contemplative walk within a group or quietly by yourself, in memory of a loved one lost to suicide or suffering with mental health. Coffee and morning tea […]



Suicide Bereavement Group

August 25th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

Suicide Bereavement Group will no longer be holding formal meetings the first Thursday of each month. Instead they will hold informal get togethers. Confidentiality and support remain of utmost importance with facilitators and attendees alike. It is important that interested persons register via email so they can be informed as to upcoming events.



Support after Suicide Newsletter No. 127

January 29th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

Support after Suicide Newsletter No. 127 Jan/Feb 2021 from the Department of Forensic Medicine – link to PDF here



National Indigenous Postvention Service, NIPS

November 27th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

NIPS flyer link NIPS/Thirrili link Thirrili link Providing emotional and practical support to families impacted by a loss from suicide or other traumatic event. For families and community members. NIPS available 24/7 on 1800 805 801. Calls answered by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Advocates.



Support After Suicide Newsletter No.126

November 20th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

Support after Suicide Newsletter No. 126 November/December 2020 from the Department of Forensic Medicine – link to PDF here.



“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 […]



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 […]



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