Powerful partners working together to prevent suicide

Two leading Sunshine Coast organisations will double their efforts to prevent suicide on the Coast, after announcing a partnership between USC’s Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute and United Synergies. The Thompson Institute is a world-class...

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Launch of First Nations Peoples strategy

The first suicide prevention strategy for Sunshine Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples has been launched by USC's The Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Sunshine Coast. The Alliance worked alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to...

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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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