Established in 1994, CCNB is a leading provider of Care, Health and Systems Navigation services for people, families and communities.
CCNB’s evidence-based models of care navigation offer impartial information, advice and guidance to people who need access to the health and community care systems, and designs service offers with local communities based on local need.
By 2015, it was clear that the Northern Sydney Region needed alternative approaches to prevention and responding to suicide. Since that time, with the support of local people with lived experience, CCNB has designed and delivered a number of local responses including;
First Responders Pilot Project: A care navigation service model that focussed on immediate information, advice and guidance following a suicide incident.
Community Conversation Series: A series of group-led events that enables local people to come together, share information and get the facts about suicide and suicide prevention in our local areas. The Community Conversation Series is an important CCNB strategy to engage locals in the development of solutions to local problems.
The Way Back Support Program: CCNB is the provider of The Way Back Service in the Northern Sydney region. The Way Back Support Service is a tailored aftercare support service for people who are experiencing a suicidal crisis or have made a suicide attempt. The Way Back was designed by Beyond Blue and provides non-clinical, tailored, psychosocial support to reduce distress and build connections in the individual’s community during the period when they are most at risk of re-attempting. A dedicated Care Coordinator works with a person for up to three months to develop and put in place a personalised support plan based on the individual’s needs.
The Young Leaders Room: A capacity building program enabling young people to build the skills and experience in leading local efforts to prevent suicide and improve mental health outcomes
WINGS of Hope firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 1300 000 125
WINGS of Hope supports people and their communities that are bereaved by suicide, by reducing isolation and preventing harm. WINGS of Hope have an expanding network of people with professional expertise and lived experience of suicide. The initiative provides resources, linkages and direct support to children and families bereaved by suicide. WINGS provides practical supports, such a funeral arrangements, providing assistance with daily living (such as child care, shopping etc., ) comfort by talking to family members, access to counselling, liaising with the police, as well as assisting with managing legal issues. Additionally, WINGS of Hope facilitates and manages support groups and hosts events to enable adults with a lived experience of suicide to develop connections and reduce isolation.
The Groundswell Project thegroundswellproject.com;
Working with individuals, organisations and communities to improve how people in Australia die, care and grieve. Groundswell runs educational workshops, develops innovative programs and advocates for a better end of life experience for all.
CCNB remains relevant by innovating, taking risks and challenging the local service system to do better. According to CEO Dr. Gary Jacobson, “Evidence-based responses are critical, as is the capacity to nudge the local health and care system to better respond to local needs. We do this best, when we work with others and also led by those with lived experience.”
CCNB is focusing on the future and will design and invest in integrative health better technological interfaces to deliver better health and wellbeing outcomes.