Safe Haven now open in BEGA!

April 7th, 2024 Posted by: Kath Miller

The Bega Valley Safe Haven has opened after years of advocacy by SPAN and the SLHD. Amy Power and her team of workers have moved in to 17 Bega Street Bega. ph 02 6491 9214. Hours of operation are 12-7pm 7 days a week. A warm, welcoming and safe place, the Safe Haven is an […]



Have you seen a Blue Tree? What’s it all about?

December 9th, 2023 Posted by: Melanie King

Blue Tree Project, kicking the stigma of mental health one blue tree at a time. Blue Tree Project registers 1,100th tree to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.



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 […]



This Way Up

November 25th, 2022 Posted by: Melanie King

Digital mental health treatment that is ready when you are. Check out the range of self-paced online programs that teach clinically-proven strategies to help you improve the way you feel. www.thiswayup.org.au



Roses in the Ocean – new website

October 25th, 2022 Posted by: Melanie King

New website is now live! Take a look at the new Roses in the Ocean website, a digital display of who they are and what they do. Great resource hub and information. www.rosesintheocean.com.au



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. […]



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: […]



“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, […]



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 […]



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