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Training on World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Free suicide-alertness training is being offered to the public by USC as a part of its commitment to helping reduce the Sunshine Coast’s higher-than-average suicide rates. USC, which leads The Alliance for Suicide Prevention, aims to train 100 further people to be...

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Survey indicates families should develop skills

A USC survey has found that most Sunshine Coast residents would discuss their mental health concerns with family and friends, despite knowing that these people might not have the skills to help them, while one in five would not tell anyone if they had depression. The...

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Collective action for the Indigenous community

Key findings from an Indigenous Community Consultation event, held to gain valuable perspectives on local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention efforts, are now available. Sunshine Coast’s Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous...

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Info session on suicide prevention research

The Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute is undertaking a Mental Health Research Program for the Sunshine Coast. Suicide Prevention is a research priority area of which the Alliance is one strategic element of this approach. On March 22,...

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Official launch of the alliance for suicide prevention

Organisations across the Sunshine Coast are joining forces to help prevent suicide, with the Alliance for Suicide Prevention – Sunshine Coast to be launched on Thursday 21 February.  The alliance was formed by USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience...

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Sunshine Coast Indigenous community consultation

A second information session was held at the Nambour Community Centre on February 14 2019. This concluded our information sessions to commence the next phase to co-design a community-led action plan supported by the Alliance for Suicide Prevention -...

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‘Tis the season to take stock of our mental health

As the year draws to a close, mental health should be right up there with merriment and mistletoe as a topic of conversation, says the USC researcher behind a new survey. Researchers from USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute have...

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Society for Mental Health Research 2018 conference

Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute researchers will be attending the 40th Annual Society for Mental Health Research conference from 28-30 November 2018 in Noosa, Australia. SMHR is the peak body of mental health research in Australia...

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Sunshine Coast Mental Health Research Program

Suicide is a critical public health problem worldwide. In Australia, five men and two women suicide every day. It is considered the leading cause of social burden in Australia. Suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death. However, prevention is...

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