The grants program is provided by the Dorrigo Urunga Bellingen Suicide Prevention Action Network (DUBSPAN). This is a network of local service providers, specialists and people with lived experience of suicide. We work together to ensure the Project is local and relevant for Shire residents.
The Community-based Suicide Prevention – Bellingen Shire Project is managed by Neighbourhood Centres of Bellingen Shire Inc and is funded by Healthy North Coast through the Primary Health Network. The Project is linked to the Commonwealth Department of Health National Suicide Prevention Trial. ‘LifeSpan’, developed by the Black Dog Institute, is an approach to suicide prevention that highlights the importance of community engagement and ownership to be part of the change.