Telephone help lines if you are in crisis and/or in need of counselling support:
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Australia wide service available 24/7 for people 18 years and over who are:
- Caring for someone who is suicidal
- Bereaved by suicide.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Australia wide 24/7 crisis counselling service.
Kid’s Help Line: 1800 55 180
Australia wide 24/7 counselling service for young people between 5 and 25 years.
Gay & Lesbian Welfare: 1800 184 527
Queensland telephone service for GLBTI people available between 7pm and 10pm seven days per week.
MensLine: 1300 789 978
Australia wide counselling service for men available 24/7.
Web based information and support:
Information on depression and anxiety.
Information and support service for young people going through tough times.
The Black Dog Institute
Information and links for people affected by mood disorders.
Read The Signs
Promotes help seeking and suicide prevention among members of MTAA Super and employers in the retail motor trades and allied industries. http://www.readthesigns.com.au
Australian Network for Promotion and Early Intervention for Mental Health.
Salvation Army “Hope for Life”
Suicide prevention information and support.
Living is for Everyone
A framework for suicide prevention in Australia. Also has information and fact sheets.
…and also Support Packs for those bereaved by suicide:
National organisation working for a better life for people affected by mental illness.
…and also facts sheets and podcasts:
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Community support services specifically for outback Australia.
Training and education programs in suicide prevention and intervention
Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia is a non-profit, non-government organisation working as a public health advocate in suicide prevention. SPA is the only national umbrella body active in suicide prevention throughout Australia, providing:-
- Community Awareness and Advocacy
- Training and Conferences
Two community sites about community respite care facilities for suicidal people:
In Tasmania http://www.parakaleo.org.au
In London, UK http://www.maytree.org.uk