StandBy, Support After Suicide

November 25th, 2022 Posted by: Melanie King

StandBy Support After Suicide is Australia’s national suicide postvention program dedicated to supporting individuals and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. This may include supporting families, friends, children, witnesses, first responders, practitioners, schools, workplaces and communities who have experienced a death by suicide either recently or in the past. In the South Eastern NSW, StandBy […]



Eden Vaccine Clinic Update for Aboriginal Health

September 15th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

For more information pleasee contact SNSWLHD Aboriginal Health



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.



MHFA Training

June 11th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

BVSpan is proud to announce Donna Phillips as our newly certified facilitator/intructor in SMHFA. Donna completed her instructor course in Canberra earlier this year and is ready to roll out the first course to our community this upcoming July. SMHFA training is ran over two days and provides a wide range of information and practical […]



Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), Bega

February 5th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) is a community service for marginalized women. WRC supports women to become active agents through self help, mutual support, community education and collective action. Workshops are developed in response to women’s social, educational and personal needs. WRC builds community education, knowledge and awareness through their programs. NEWSLETTER  WRC monthly mailchimp newsletter promotes workshops and events. […]



OPMHFA

January 30th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

BV SPAN is proud to present the Older Person Mental Health First Aid (OPMHFA) course now available to those interested throughout the Bega Valley and Sapphire Coast. The course is designed for anyone who is involved in looking after older people, have elderly parents, interact with older persons in the community or just interested in […]



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.



Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service, SHaWS

November 13th, 2020 Posted by: Melanie King

What is SHaWS? The Sapphire Health and Wellbeing Service (SHaWS) is a primary health, mental health, Aboriginal health, drug and alcohol treatment and support service working in collaboration with Katungul Aboriginal Medicial Service, and Grand Pacific Health and a number of medical practices on the Sapphire Coast. SHaWS offers free, non-judgemental and respectful services including: […]



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, […]



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