The Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) Inc.
The Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network was established in 2010 as a result of community concern around suicide. The network has recently become incorporated and is made up of community members as well as service providers from a variety of settings. SPAN aims to help prevent suicide in our community and better support those bereaved by suicide.
The network believes that suicide can be prevented and that everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. There is a strong focus on awareness raising as well as reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide.
SPAN promotes positive mental health messages and facilitates partnerships which enhance community connectedness and wellbeing. Together with mental health and other services, it helps develop better integrated services so that people do not fall through the cracks.
SPAN also helps arrange and co-ordinate a range of interesting and fun events during Mental Health Month in October.
We welcome anyone who wishes to join SPAN and participate in any way. It costs only $1 to join SPAN and $5 each year ($2 concessional membership fee).
So if you would like to be involved in SPAN, Mental Health Month activities or to register your interest in having a guest speaker or in attending upcoming training courses, please contact Helen Best on 0428 430 368 (Secretary), or Liz Seckold (Chair) on 0447 272 893, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPAN meetings are held:
- When: every second Thursday of the month
- Where: Club Bega, 82 Gipps St, Bega
- Time: 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm