The different stages of being affected by suicide are very distinct. You may be bereaved, coping, or looking for information on prevention. Each area has unique needs and here are some useful links to assist:
Mobile Emergency: 112
NSW Mental Health Line 24/7: 1800 011 511
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Headspace: 1800 650 890
Suicide Call Back service: 1300 659 467
Salvo Care Line: 1300 363 622
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
QLD United Synergies StandBy Response Service: (07) 5442 4277
Services for suicide prevention & for people bereaved by suicide:
Support After Suicide - resources and an online community for people bereaved by suicide
ReachOut.com - the help you need, where and when you need it
Suicide Call Back Service - Free telephone counselling - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Receive 6 further telephone counselling sessions with the same counsellor
Suicide Prevention Australia - National Suicide Prevention Program
Living Is For Everyone - World-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource
American Suicidology Association - Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business
Salvation Army - Suicide Prevention and Bereavement
Lifeline - Crisis support - Suicide Prevention
RUOK? Day - Working to create a world where everyone is connected and is protected from suicide
Life Force Networks - Located in all states & territories in Australia
Conversations Matter - Practical resources for discussing suicide
Operation Life Online - Suicide prevention website developed by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Kids Helpline (for 5-25yrs)
Men’s Line - 1300 78 99 78
VVCS (Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service) - 1800 011 046
Headspace - Online and telephone counselling for 12-25yr olds - 1800 650 890
Australian Defence Force All Hours Support Line - 1800 628 036
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Salvation Army Crisis Line - 1300 36 36 22
Michelle Linn Gust, suicide survivor - www.bereavedbysuicide.com
The Compassionate Friends Australia - support to bereaved parents and their families
QLD - S.O.S (Survivors of Suicide) Phone 1300 767 022
NSW – Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief, Dr Diana Sands. Information on “Restoring the Heartbeat of Hope” group programs available.
VIC – Support After Suicide, by Jesuit Social Services, PH (03) 9421 7640
Parents of Suicide - Australia and New Zealand
Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (bereavement)
Bereavement Care Centre (Mal and Dianne McCissock)
Loved Ones Belongings - Deciding when to go through your loved one’s belongings will be an emotional time for you. This website will help when you find yourself going through the personal effects of someone who has died.
You are not alone in your loss.
- In 2006, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34.
- Suicide remains a major external cause of death, accounting for more deaths in Australia than transport accidents.
Australian Bureau of Statistics data.