Putting their time in lockdown to productive use, members of the Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN) have been working with 2pi Software to create a new website for users to access available support if experiencing mental health or related issues.
SPAN itself is not a crisis response service, but has been keen for some time to create a website where users can seek out the various organisations that have a digital presence, all in one place.
A grant from the Insurance Advisernet Foundation made this new website possible.
"The easy to use website - bvspan.org.au - will enable users to scroll through the various organisations, click on those which suit their needs and they will be taken directly to the site," SPAN said.
"Sometimes people aren't sure what is out there and SPAN has made it easier for community members to navigate the digital space, with the site being user friendly on laptops, iPads, tablets and mobile phones."
As well as online resources, contact phone numbers for a large number of both local and national services are included in the Crisis and Help contacts page.
Information about SPAN itself, its activities, events, training opportunities, and a What's New page are all part of this new website.
SPAN thanked Melanie King in particular for her "tireless efforts" in working with 2pi Software and the "invaluable support" that Insurance Advisernet Merimbula provided to get this site launched.
SPAN also has a Facebook page