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Collapse Issue 476 - 12 Aug 2019Issue 476 - 12 Aug 2019
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Peninsula has hottest suburbs on the Coast
Consultation on intersection upgrade 'in six months'
Council to seek greater integrity in assessment process
Crouch welcomes Service NSW centre opening
Bouddi bushcare group wins regional award
Council retains tree register under new tree policy
Privacy screening no longer required for nursing home
Eight one-bedroom dwellings proposed for Umina
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David Dufty dies
Animal group calls for dogs to be walked on leash
Trivia night for animal care and protection
New rubbish bins damaged
Annual dinner dance
Storytime for children's book week
Community groups benefit from run
Alleged oil spill a matter for Council, says EPA
Tesch supports health and fitness program
Local tourism season launched
Rotary Club hears about history of aged care facility
Rotary raises money for Mary Macs
Umina Rotary may fund Somoan college projects
Month-long donation drive for Mary Mac's
Free movie screenings planned for Umina
CWA members create memorial quilt
Inquiries continue into forced entry
No community interest served by avoiding science
Local needs completely ignored
Thanks to Liesl Tesch
Not a moment to lose with climate emergency
Are governments planning for demographic change?
A tribute to David Dufty
Di celebrates 25 years serving in chemist shop
Father and daughter raise $2500 for Stroke Foundation
Suicide prevention walk at Umina Beach
Old and young join in activities
Hospital introduces therapy dog
Nurses learn about endoscopy
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Glee Club concerts this week
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Local artists launch new art prize
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Principal asks parents to obey traffic law
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Students participate in road safety course
Animation workshop
Woy Woy complete debating challenge
Schools celebrate Education Week
Rugby League team competes in State carnival
Textiles students produce handbags
Students play in mass recorder group
Students plant native shrubs
Helping the homeless
Students complete walk
Aged care trainee is finalist
Upcycled art show
Ettalong women not yet soccer champions
Umina wins seven pool rescue medals
Jemma competes in world canoe championships
Former Bunnies player debuts with Melbourne Storm
Woy Woy wins soccer championship
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Everglades championships
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Surf club mourns loss of life member
Rugby club holds Old Boys' Day

Suicide prevention walk at Umina Beach

A local welfare organization is helping organise Lifeline's Out of the Shadows national suicide prevention walk at Umina Beach from 9am on September 8.

This will be the fourth year that Coast Community Connections has hosted the event at Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club at 9am with a short walk along the water towards the southern end of the beach.

The walk will conclude with a remembrance ceremony.

chief executive Mr Bruce Davis said that showing support for such an important issue can make an enormous difference.

"Raising awareness and increasing people's understanding of suicide and the impact it can have on those closest to you is the first step towards saving lives.

"Sometimes it's just about reaching out to someone and showing that you care, and initiatives like Out of the Shadows give people the tools and the knowledge to be able to make a difference to a great number of lives," Mr Davis said.

He said that statistics showed that men were three times more likely to die by suicide than women, while Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders were 2.5 times more likely.

"We all have a duty to ourselves to look after our own mental health and have the courage to seek help when times are tough, but it's equally important that the company we keep is capable of reinforcing the hope, joy and love that life can bring."

He said all who were interested in supporting the cause could attend.

Interested locals can simply turn up on the day or pre-register for the walk.

To register, visit Coast Community Connection's website.

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