RAMHP – Let’s Talk podcasts

August 13th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP) has an excellent podcast series called Let’s Talk. Produced by journalist Kia Handley its all about mental health issues in rural and regional Australia.



NSW Post Suicide Support initiative

June 11th, 2021 Posted by: Melanie King


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 […]



“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 […]



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