What's New

MHFA Training

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 […]

TIMBA 2021, design a poster

Design a Poster for Film Festival This Is My Brave Australia – TIMBA, are looking an artist/creative with lived experience of mental health issues to design the new poster for their annual 4th International ental Health Film Festival. The winner will receive a $250 Eckersley’s art supplies voucher. Details: https://www.thisismybraveaustralia.com/poster-competition-2021

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 […]

Support after Suicide Newsletter No. 127

Support after Suicide Newsletter No. 127 Jan/Feb 2021 from the Department of Forensic Medicine – link to PDF here

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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