Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'

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The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs).

The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.

Increasing non-clinical supports in fire-affected regions

COORDINARE recently consulted with community members and partner organisations about non-clinical supports in fire-affected regions via a survey. The results of the survey have supplemented the understanding gained by COORDINARE through our ongoing networks in bushfire recovery.

The consultation identified a need to work with young people under the age of twelve, and growing flexible supports for vulnerable people living in more rural areas of each Local Government Area (LGA). COORDINARE will continue to work closely with key stakeholders in each LGA to design supports and create a draft framework of 'Community Wellbeing and Participation' for consultation.

Collaborative partnerships shine in planning day

A collaborative planning day in August 2020 brought together directors and staff working in rural health and bushfire recovery positions to share successes and challenges. The day highlighted some areas for further collaboration and will inform future practice.