LifeSpan Collective – first meeting

The LifeSpan Collective meeting is the local governance meeting for suicide prevention in the region. The first meeting took place this week and consisted of representatives from Black Dog Institute, local organisations and people with lived experience.

LifeSpan is a new, evidence-based approach to suicide prevention. It combines nine strategies that we know work for suicide prevention into one community-led approach.

LifeSpan aims to build a safety net for the community by connecting and coordinating new and existing interventions and supports, and building the capacity of people to better support people facing a suicide crisis.

Your contribution will make a difference. Estimates suggest that this new approach may be able to prevent 20 per cent of suicide deaths and 30 per cent of suicide attempts.

To find out how you can make a difference, please contact Jenna Roberts, Suicide Prevention Manager – MPHN on (02) 6923 3155 or

Cristy Houghton