About the Collaborative

The Collaborative was established in 2015 to tackle the region’s high rates of suicide.

‘The Collaborative’ is simply a term we use to describe the organisations and individuals who have come together to reduce suicide deaths and attempts in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. It consists of representatives from more than 40 significant organisations across health, education, community, local media, police, ambulance, employment agencies, Aboriginal organisations, local councils, and transport, as well as lived experience advocates.

To learn more about the Collaborative, read our Report Card 2019 or watch our Evaluation video below!

Some members of the Collaborative reflect on what's working and what could be improved.