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Youth Homelessness: How We Make A Difference

As a youth organisation that works with young and vulnerable people across a range of issues and challenges, we are proud to support Youth Homelessness Matters Day this Wednesday 18 April 2018 at our Golden Beach Crisis Accommodation. According to Homelessness Australia – in Queensland alone – it’s estimated that there are currently around 20,000

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Stepping towards headspace Gympie

United Synergies and Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN welcome the announcement of the location of Gympie’s upcoming headspace centre. The new centre is set to open in early July, providing youth-specific mental health and early intervention services out of premises at 2-4 Horseshoe Bend. United Synergies General Manager, Karen Phillips said the visible

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Women wanting to join the workforce encouraged to signup to United Synergies

United Synergies is waging war on unemployment with a new program on offer assisting women aged 25-44 to enter the workforce. The program is available in Maroochydore, Gympie and Caboolture starting on Monday, 23 April. The United Synergies Army is a free ten week course providing participants training and mentoring to help them a gain

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Noosa to host world leaders in suicide prevention at one-day forum in May

United Synergies is delighted to partner with specialist mental health and suicide prevention consultancy ConNectica to host Shifting the Dial on Suicide Prevention – new settings, new players on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. The one-day event to be held at The J in Noosa is a collaboration between the two Sunshine Coast organisations which will

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StandBy – Support After Suicide launches dedicated website to help those impacted by suicide

StandBy – Support After Suicide is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.standbysupport.com.au, providing a greater online presence for Australia’s largest suicide postvention program. Suicide impacts everyone. For every Australian that takes their own life, more than 100 Australians are impacted. That’s 250,000 Australians closely impacted each and every year. CEO Christopher John highlighted

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Merry Christmas from US

Thank you for your support throughout the past year. Please enjoy our Christmas card by clicking the image below. All our best wishes for the festive season and 2018!   If the link above does not pop up a window to view the animation, please click here to view the link.

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We welcome funding announcement for support after suicide

StandBy – Support after Suicide, a program of United Synergies, has heralded the announcement by the federal government to award the not for profit organisation $11.4M under the National Suicide Prevention Leadership and Support Program. United Synergies’ CEO Christopher John welcomed the funding announcement and said that it will help the StandBy continue to make

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StandBy Site Highlights

Northern Tasmania StandBy facilitated a number of activities for World Suicide Prevention Day this year. One was a BBQ and friendly football game followed by a community education workshop for over 20 men involved with the community house at Ulverstone. It was the first time some of the participants had talked about their bereavement, and

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Raising awareness for mental health in our community

Thank you to WIN TV for helping us celebrate headspace 10th birthday raising awareness for mental health in our community.  

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

World Suicide Prevention Day is fast approaching, and this year’s theme is summarised in the phrase ‘connect, communicate, care’. These three words are at the heart of suicide prevention and will be the focus of StandBy activities across many areas of Australia on 10 September. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 800,000 people

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