SOS Copper Coast

Suicide Prevention Network

Youth in regions most at risk

Excerpts from The Stock Journal by Hayley Skelly-Kennedy Suicide rates among young Australians are sitting at an alarming level despite efforts by mental health organisations and governments to develop prevention strategies. A report carried out by youth mental health service Orygen found in 2015 more young people aged 15 years to 24 years old died […]


Suicide rate concerning

Excerpts from The Stock Journal by Alex Druce The way we think about suicide is not working in regional and remote Australia, with a new report showing rural suicide rates are more than 50 per cent higher than in the capital cities. The Rural Suicide Prevention Position Paper, released by the Centre for Remote and […]


White wreaths bring new significance to Remembrance Day

This year’s Remembrance Day holds new significance for the Copper Coast Suicide Prevention Network, with members set to participate in local RSL ceremonies for the first time. Network members will be laying unique white commemorative wreaths at ceremonies at Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo, in honour of returned Australian Defence Force personnel who have taken their […]


SOS Copper Coast holds Quiz Night for Drop-In Centre

The Stamp Out Suicide Copper Coast Suicide Prevention Network held a very successful Quiz Night at the Wallaroo Town Hall on 14 October 2017, raising significant money to go towards fitting out a kitchen for its youth drop-in centre project. Approximately 30 tables of supporters enjoyed the fun night, among them hospital staff, ambulance volunteers, […]


Combined effort reaps Field Days Award

The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Field Days presented a first time opportunity for SOS Copper Coast and SOS Yorkes Suicide Prevention Networks to band together and share a booth at this major event. The site received many visitors who appreciated the information given, and in particular, the generosity and approachability of the volunteers staffing the site.  […]

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