SOS Copper Coast

Suicide Prevention Network

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Welcome to SOS Copper Coast, an organisation formed in 2016 to promote and support suicide prevention activities and mental health services available to the Copper Coast community.

Explore this site for help contacts and news about suicide prevention, local initiatives and events, and how you can join our valuable group of volunteers who are making a difference to the lives of people living in the Copper Coast.

Copper Coast Youth Centre

A youth drop-in centre in support of disengaged local youth, we were pleased to officially open the new fun meeting place in Kadina.

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Find out the latest news on suicide prevention and whatโ€™s happening in the Copper Coast community.

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About us

About us

SOS Copper Coast was established to educate and support the Copper Coast community to prevent further loss of life through suicide.

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The statistics are alarming

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44

There has been a 20% increase in the number of suicides in the last decade

75% of suicides are by males

In Australia more males die by suicide than in car accidents or homicides

The risk of suicide in regional areas is more than twice that of metropolitan areas

Females are three times more likely to self harm

Gay males aged 15-24 (5% of population) make up 40% of suicides in that age bracket

Majority of male suicides are people who showed no prior mental health issue

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