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StandBy, Support After Suicide

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

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

13YARN

13YARN – 13 92 76 www.13YARN.org.au 24/7 crisis support service for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people run by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders. Free and confidential. Available 24/7 across Australia from any phone 13 92 76.

Roses in the Ocean

Roses in the Ocean – new website

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

Opportunity for Research Participation

More information and expression of interest

Cyberocean – interactive and educational

New interactive and educational project by Surfshark focusing on kid’s cybersecurity.

Roses in the Ocean

Lend your voice…

Lived experience opportunity. Would you like to contribute to The Oasis Townsville Co-design? Register Here or visit the website for more information.

Thirrili

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities after suicide thirrili.com.au

LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety

New LGBTQ+ online safety guide aims to empower LGBTQ+ and give them the tools to protect themselves online. Resource discusses online communities, cyber bullying, dark side of the web, controlling your identity, dating, workplace and tips for Parents of LGBTQ+ youth.

Eden Vaccine Clinic Update for Aboriginal Health

For more information pleasee contact SNSWLHD Aboriginal Health

Suicide Bereavement Group

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.

RAMHP – Let’s Talk podcasts

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.

Women’s Resource Centre (WRC), Bega

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

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

National Indigenous Postvention Service, NIPS

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

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

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 […]

You got this Mate

“You Got This Mate”

You Got This Mate. New website launched helping rural men reach their best possible mental health.

eFriend

Sometimes a little extra support, hope and understanding is needed. A free Government funded program that connect to trained, specialist eFriend Peers via video and phone calls. Click for more information.

Covid-19 Support

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Beyondblue Mental Wellbeing Support Service offering online, chat and telephone support with trained counsellers 24/7 coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au

Alcohol & Drug Counselling Online

Counselling Online

Every moment counts We support people affected by alcohol & other drugs. The smallest step can make a difference so let us help you today. Read More.

Being Supported

Being Supported

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 […]

Lifeline Virtual Garden

Virtual Garden

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 […]

NSW Police

NSW Police Role in Acute Mental Health-Related Situations

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 […]

Lived Experience, Ryan D’Lima

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 […]

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