Supporting links

Services and supports

24-hour national telephone crisis counselling service and online counselling
13 11 14 |

Kids Helpline
Free confidential 24-hour telephone and online counselling for young people between 5 and 25 years.
1800 55 1800 |

Suicide Call Back Service
24-hour national telephone counselling service to people 18 years and over and online services
1300 659 467 |

Head to Health
Find mental health resources and content from the leading health organisations

beyondblue: National depression initiative
24-hour telephone support and online chat service and links to local services
1300 22 4636 |

National Youth Mental Health Foundation for young people 12-25 years

headspace School Support
Provides localised support to secondary schools affected by suicide
1800 688 248 |

StandBy – Support after Suicide
24-hour coordinated community response service to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide

Useful Resources

Life in Mind
Life in Mind is a knowledge exchange portal providing translated evidence, policy, data and resources in suicide prevention, and host of the National communications charter.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
The largest provider of grief and bereavement education in Australia

Tools and tips to help young people communicate safely online about suicide

Media reporting of suicide

Suicide prevention charity encouraging Australians to notice the signs
of mental health struggles in friends, family and colleagues

Suicide Prevention Australia
National peak body for suicide prevention

Useful Training

LivingWorks Australia
Targeted training for communities, caregivers and professionals

Mental Health First Aid
Training for those assisting adults, young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Vietnamese communities with mental health problems or in a mental crisis –