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.
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.
Suicide Prevention Central Coast was formed in 2016 to develop a community response to suicide deaths on the Central Coast. The first successful initiative was to tender for funding from the Black Dog Institute to implement the LifeSpan project.
The purpose of Suicide Prevention Central Coast is to provide strategic direction and informed decision making on the ongoing collaborative development, implementation and local evaluation of the LifeSpan suicide prevention model across the Central Coast.