Committed to the prevention of suicide.
This Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast is a group of organisations and individuals who care about combining mental health resources with local connections to meet a real community need. Together we can use our strengths for good.
Alliance wins national award for community impact
The Alliance has won a national award for Community Engagement at the 2021 Engagement Australia Excellence Awards.
Passion for Coast community leads to award
Having dedicated her career to helping others, including addressing high suicide rates on the Sunshine Coast, Elise Jione of USC’s Thompson Institute has won a top award for her work.
Ms Jione, 32, the General Manager of the Institute, was last night named Young Business Woman of the Year at the 2021 Sunshine Coast Women’s Business Network Awards.
Research shows training helps people ‘recognise and respond’ to suicide risk
Our published research shows suicide-alertness training improves trainees’ long-term ability to recognise and respond to those in need. The Alliance offers monthly safeTALK training, developed by LivingWorks, free to the community. Many trainees helped us...
Research busts mental health coping myth
People with extreme psychological distress have exceeded the limits of their own resources, and need support from others to cope, according to new research led by The Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Sunshine Coast's Professor of...
‘Tis the season… for kindness to self and others
This time of year is a special time for some of us. However, for others it can be a time of stress, sadness or loneliness. It is important for us to be aware of our own stress levels, and be mindful that others might be struggling with stress too. It might be a good...
Five things you can do for Queensland Mental Health Week
The theme for this year's Queensland Mental Health Week is take time for mental health. Here are five options for taking time for mental health, which cover taking time for yourself, your loved ones and the community. 1. Get expert advice in our free mental wellbeing...
The Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience – Thompson Institute is supporting the Alliance in a community-based suicide prevention strategy.
Develop your knowledge through evidenced-based mental health capacity building programs and research.
The Alliance holds a number of events including training workshops, forums and information sessions.