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.
300 people trained. 100 days.
We’ve set a goal: train 300 more people to be suicide alert between World Suicide Prevention Day and the end of the year.
Ambitious? Yes. But our community is motivated to play their part in creating a suicide-safer Sunshine Coast.
Help us reach our goal and learn how to be alert to suicide-risk. You can complete 90-minute online training. Or attend in-person training: half-day and two-day options available.
Anyone who attends training before 9 December goes in the draw to win one of three $100 vouchers at Bocca, The Recovery Room and Event Cinemas. Terms and conditions apply.
The Alliance has won a national award for Community Engagement at the 2021 Engagement Australia Excellence Awards.
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.
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Member news: At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Urban Angels Community Kitchen and their community volunteers were lovingly preparing 1200 meals daily for Sunshine Coast people in need.
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.