We all have a role to play in making the Central Coast suicide safe.
By working together we can prevent suicide. Anyone in the community can get involved and support this initiative. The Central Coast has a rich history of community and government agency collaboration to prevent and reduce suicide dating back to the 1990’s.
There are many ways that you can contribute including undertaking suicide prevention training and familiarising yourself with the services and supports available in the community.
Suicide Prevention on the Central Coast
In 1996 the Central Coast Suicide Safety Network (SSN) was established in partnership with the Central Coast Coroner, NSW Police, Lifeline Central Coast, Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) Health Promotion and CCLHD Mental Health Service. This partnership has gone from strength to strength harnessing support and joint working projects across the Central Coast community regarding suicide prevention initiatives.
In 2016, the Central Coast was successful in being selected as one of four trial sites in NSW for the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan initiative. LifeSpan was funded by the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
The Suicide Prevention Central Coast Alliance provided strategic direction and informed decision making on the implementation and local evaluation of the LifeSpan Central Coast trial site from June 2017 to December 2019.
From June 2017-December 2019 the Alliance provided strategic direction and informed decision making on the collaborative development, implementation and local evaluation of the Black Dog Institute LifeSpan suicide prevention model across the Central Coast. Listen to and read about what was achieved.
Building on the legacy of the LifeSpan trial, we have now reset our mission for the future. We are building the capacity within the Alliance, its member agencies and the community to sustain strategies and existing gains from the LifeSpan trial. Our vision, mission, priorities and values are outlined in the Suicide Prevention Central Coast Alliance Strategic Plan 2020-2021
Get in touch if you would like to work together to prevent suicide on the Central Coast. [email protected]