Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network


The Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network (SSPAN) is a network 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, and 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.

Joining SSPAN

We meet the first Thursday of every month at Crossroads Youth Health, 49 Worrigee Street Nowra. If you would like to join us please email for more information.


SSPAN Young Writers’ Award 2016- Winners announced. See ‘Competitions’

Find out more on our Competitions page.


Gift your Christmas to SSPAN this year

This Christmas we are raising funds to provide training to people in Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention. As SSPAN receives no government funding we rely on the generosity of individuals, groups and corporate sponsors to help fund our community education programs.

This year we have partnered with Everyday Hero to provide you with an opportunity to ‘GiftYourChristmas’ through

1) Donating to our Christmas Appeal

2) Setting up your own fundraising page in lieu of gifts

All funds raised will help us to provide Mental Health first Aid training, suicide prevention training and develop other educational tools and events to build a more resilient community.

Did you know that a gift of just $50 will help us to provide training to an isolated worker who in return can help many people suffering from depression.

Donate to our Christmas Appeal here:

Start fundraising this Christmas here:


 Operation Blue Card

 Check here for more info ‘Operation Blue Card’


We have updated our ‘About Us’ – now in Prezi form!

Check it out…


Got an idea on how to combat suicide in our community, need some help to refine a suicide prevention strategy? Check out our ‘Foundation Scholarship’ page.


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