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.
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) 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. 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 […]
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 […]