Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network Inc.
Working together to reduce the impact of suicide in our community
We are a not-for-profit, community-driven Incorporated Association committed to opening up the conversation about suicide, reducing stigma surrounding suicide and increasing access to suicide prevention services.
Our network comprises community, government and service providers who all share a common aim – the prevention of suicide in our community.
Those who have been affected by suicide are also part of the network – bringing personal experience and a passion to make a difference.
We aim to reduce the impact suicide has in our community and to bring together members to facilitate partnerships and empower outcomes.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. Lifeline believes most suicides are preventable and we all have a role to play. That is why we believe in connecting all areas of the community and creating partnerships with local organisations – so we can all work on prevention together with collective resources, passion and strength.
There is no membership fee to join, and we warmly encourage new members to make contact with us.
Part of what we do includes:
- Help and support services – our network representatives include qualified mental health practitioners, health community services and affiliated services providing support to those experiencing depression or mental health issues;
- Regular network meetings – open to all members of our community;
- ‘Out of the Shadows Walk’ – an annual event for the Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network Inc., coinciding with the official launch of our network in 2011.
How you can help:
Get information about how to tell if someone is suicidal and help save a life.