Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network

The Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) is an association of representatives from the community, government and non-government organisations.  We work closely with the community to raise awareness of suicide, promote recovery from mental illness, build individual and community resilience with the aim to reduce the impact of suicide in the Shoalhaven.

SSPAN’s success in being able to support such a diverse range of suicide prevention activities is effective because of the network’s ability to develop strategies in line with the needs of the community and the aims of government and non-government services.

These strategies are only possible through SSPAN’s close working relationship with the community and service agencies that provide both financial and ‘in-kind’ support. Without such support many of these programs would not be feasible.

We are always interested in encouraging active members to help reduce the impact of suicide in the Shoalhaven.  We meet monthly to collaboratively develop, plan and manage strategies that help promote individual and community resilience, wellness and targeted suicide prevention strategies.  If you would like to join us please email for more information.




We are partnering with ‘Behind The Seen’ to provide a 1/2 workshop to front line emergency personnel, first responders and their families.

This is a FREE event for all first responders and their families in the Shoalhaven.

Please CLICK HERE to register here for catering purposes.

1st Responders PTSD Workshop IMAGE 19th of July


Our Annual Trivia Night for 2015 has a huge success.  Thanks to all the support from the community that keeps enabling SSPAN to support and develop suicide prevention programs.

A big thanks to the Master of Ceremony Adam Straney who has been a long time support of the community and SSPAN.

Good news is you can get your own slice of Straney at your special event, be it large or small corporate functions, or even Weddings.  Yes! Straney is a Civil Celebrant.


25K Cards printed as part of our development phase of ‘Operation Blue Card’.  If you would like to be a part of distributing the Blue Cards and help by giving feedback to refine the project, then check here for more info ‘Operation Blue Card’


We have launched our ‘Foundation Scholarship’ to grow grass roots ideas in the community and help fund projects to continue to reduce the impact of suicide in the Shoalhaven.  Got an idea or want to know more?  Check our ‘Foundation Scholarship’ page out.


This year we are doing a ‘Show and Shine for Mental Illness Awareness’ on the 31st of October @ The North Nowra Tav.

Bands.  Prizes for Bike Entrants.  Raffles.  Auction.  Kids Activities. 

CLICK HERE to Like our Facebook page to keep updated with event news!


The 2015-2016 Entertainment Books available now – 20% of the cost goes to SSPAN… Great value!!

*also available as an app!




++++++ Thanks to the SUPPORTERS of SSPAN ++++++