Wesley Suicide Prevention Services

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Tools and tips

Tools and tips

Wesley LifeForce Service Finder

With funding provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health, Wesley LifeForce has developed the Wesley LifeForce Service Finder, accessible from your mobile device or computer. The Wesley LifeForce Service Finder will provide you with crisis support numbers and contact information for other counselling and community services wherever you are located, in a matter of seconds.

In 2013 Wesley Mission won the New South Wales heat of the Australian Web Industry Association Awards (not-for-profit category) for the development of the Wesley LifeForce Service Finder.

Wesley LifeForce Service Finder

Wesley Mission services

Wesley Financial Counselling (Wesley CreditLine)
Wesley Financial Counselling (Wesley CreditLine) provides confidential counselling to the vulnerable and disadvantaged facing financial crisis, helping them to achieve financial independence. 

Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program
The Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program, In Charge of My Money, builds the capacity of communities, groups and individuals to make informed decisions about their borrowing and spending.

Wesley Psychological Services
Wesley Psychological Services provides low cost psychological support for people experiencing depression or stress, having trouble coping with life challenges or wanting to improve their overall emotional wellbeing.

Wesley Hospital
Wesley Hospital provides compassionate care for those in need of psychiatric help. The goal of the Wesley Hospital is to provide positive outcomes for people with a mental illness and for their family and carers.

Australian community services

Anglicare is the urban mission and community care arm of the Sydney Anglican Church. As one of Australia’s largest Christian care organisations, Anglicare reaches out to thousands of people every year.
Ph: (02) 9895 8000

Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Government Department of Health provides a range of services including publications relating to suicide prevention.
Ph: (02) 6289 1555

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other information readily accessible.
Ph: (08) 9370 6336

Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) at Griffith University conducts research in all aspects of suicide prevention and manages the Queensland Suicide Register. AISRAP provides education and training for health and allied professionals and offers postgraduate programs in suicidology.
Ph: (07) 3735 7111

Australian Men’s Shed Association
Australian Men’s Shed Association, a community based, non-commercial organisation, seeks to advance the wellbeing and health of their male members and to encourage social inclusion. Their primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and healing environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.
Ph: 1300 550 009

Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Incorporated, a non-government, not-for-profit organisation, provides services and activities ranging from mental health education, training and research to mental health advocacy.

beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
Ph: 1300 224 636

Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is an educational, research, clinical and community oriented facility offering specialist expertise in mood disorders—including depression and bipolar disorder. The Institute is attached to the Prince of Wales Hospital and affiliated with the University of New South Wales.
Ph: (02) 9382 4530

BluePages provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, an interactive depression website and links to other resources.

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress was established in 1973 and has become one of the largest and oldest Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Northern Territory. The website provides downloadable press releases, position papers, conference papers, policy, business plans, annual reports, images, brochures and other information for Indigenous Australians on health.
Ph: (08) 8951 4401

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health
The Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health works towards improving the mental health of communities through academic leadership, collaboration and achievements in research, education, service development and information services.
Ph: (02) 6363 8444

Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression
The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), a joint facility of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, combines clinical and research expertise in the recognition and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. The website hosts online interactive education, treatment and resources for schools.
Ph: (02) 8382 1408

The Compassionate Friends, South Australia
The Compassionate Friends, South Australia promotes the positive resolution of parents’ grief and fosters physical, emotional and spiritual growth in an open and friendly environment of bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
Ph: (08) 8351 0344

CRANAplus aims to educate, support and advocate for health professionals in remote areas, and provides services such as Bush Support Services.
Ph: (08) 8959 1111

Dads in Distress
Dads in Distress aims to set the national benchmark of support for men going through the trauma of divorce, separation or relationship breakdown.
Ph: 1300 853 437

Family Drug Help
Family Drug Help (FDH) is a service designed specifically to address the support and information needs of parents, other family members and significant others of someone with problematic alcohol or other drug use.
Ph: 1300 660 068

Gambling Help Online
Gambling Help Online is an online and email counselling service that strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol, gambling and other drug related harms.
Ph: 1800 858 858

GriefLink is an information resource on death related grief for the community and professionals.

Hope for Life
Hope for Life is an initiative of the Salvation Army, a non-government organisation which has been providing support to people in crisis for over 100 years. Hope for Life offers information, resources and training for those supporting people at risk of suicide or bereaved by suicide.
Ph: 1300 363 622

indigenous.gov.au celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a gateway to Australian Government information on Closing the Gap.

Inspire Foundation
Inspire Foundation is an internet based foundation that works to inspire young people to help themselves, get involved and get online.
Ph: (02) 8029 7777

Kids Helpline
Kids Helpline delivers a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between five and 25 years.
Ph: 1800 551 800

Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Wesley Mission launched Lifeline in Australia in 1963 and continues to operate Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland.
Ph: 13 11 14

Living Beyond Suicide
Living Beyond Suicide offers survivor sensitive early support for families bereaved by suicide in South Australia. It helps families navigate service systems and get the assistance they need.
Ph: 1300 761 193

Living is For Everyone (LiFE)
Living is For Everyone (LiFE) is a National Suicide Prevention Strategy project managed by Crisis Support Services on behalf of the Department of Health. The project aims to improve access to suicide and self-harm prevention activities in Australia through the promotion of the LiFE resources and website and to improve communication between suicide prevention stakeholders in Australia.
Ph: (03) 8398 8426

Men’s Health Australia
Men’s Health Australia is Australia’s primary source of information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys.

Mensline Australia
Mensline Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service can be accessed from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional Counsellors experienced in men’s issues.
Ph: 1300 78 99 78

Menslink works with young men to help them realise their strengths and develop their positive potential.
Ph: (02) 6239 4699

Mental Health Council of Australia
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and is committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid Australia provides tailored training packages for medical and nursing students and Financial Counsellors.
Ph: (03) 9079 0200

Mental Health in Multicultural Australia
Mental Health in Multicultural Australia builds national capacity in multicultural mental health via strategic alignment with mental health and suicide prevention initiatives.
Ph: 1300 136 289

Mindframe is the website of the Australian Government’s Mindframe National Media Initiative in Australia. It provides access to accurate and contemporary information about suicide and mental illness including multimedia representation of the sector.
Ph: (02) 4924 6904

MindMatters is a resource and professional development initiative that promotes and protects the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of school communities.
Ph: (08) 8394 2146

Minimisation of Suicide Harm
Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH) develops and promotes programs minimising risk factors and maximising protective factors for those at risk of self-harm and suicide and those bereaved by suicide.
Ph: (08) 8443 8369

National Rural Health Alliance
The National Rural Health Alliance is the peak body working to improve the health of Australians in rural and remote areas.
Ph: (02) 6285 4660

NSW Gambling Help
NSW Gambling Help is an online service provided by the New South Wales Government to assist those affected by problem gambling.
Ph: 1800 858 858

On the Line
On the Line is one of Australia’s leading specialist telephone and online counselling and training providers. On the Line hosts a free, online suicide prevention counselling service for people at risk of suicide, carers of those at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide.
Ph: (03) 8371 2800

One Life
One Life is a Western Australian Government initiative aiming to transform attitudes regarding suicide and suicidal behaviour. The program promotes individual mental health and wellbeing and enhanced community capacity in approaches to suicide prevention.
Ph: (08) 9325 6644

Our Community
Our Community is a world leading social enterprise that provides advice and tools for Australia’s 600,000 not-for-profit community groups and state, private and independent schools.
Ph: (03) 9320 6800

Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) is the peak body representing the community controlled health sector in Queensland at both a state and national level.
Ph: (07) 3328 8500

ReachOut.com is an Australian leading online youth mental health service providing information, support, discussion forums and evidence-based tools and tips.

readthesigns is a joint venture between Lifeline Australia and MTAA Superannuation dedicated to information on the early detection of suicidal ideation.

SANE Australia
SANE Australia is a national charity working for a better life for people affected by mental illness through campaigning, education and research. SANE conducts programs to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, as well as their family and friends, and operates a helpline which services thousands of Australians each year.
Ph: 1800 187 263

Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national peak body for the suicide prevention sector in Australia. SPA provides policy advice to governments, builds community awareness and public education, increases involvement in research and leads Australia’s engagement in international suicide prevention initiatives.
Ph: (02) 9223 3333

The Shed Online
The Shed Online is a place for men to socialise, network, make friends and share skills. It aims to recreate the atmosphere of ‘real life’ Men’s Sheds—a safe space where men can feel confident to discuss and exchange information.

This Way Up Clinic
This Way Up Clinic is an online clinic treating anxiety and depression and provides courses that demonstrate techniques to control anxiety and depressive disorders.
Ph: (02) 8382 1408

Wings of Hope
Wings of Hope was founded and is run by those bereaved by suicide for the bereaved by suicide community.

International resources

Free Management Library
Free Management Library is an online integrated library for personal, professional and organisational development.

National Council on Problem Gambling
The National Council on Problem Gambling seeks to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Suicide.org is an international website that provides information for those bereaved by suicide.

World Health Organization
World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The website provides specific information and publications on mental health.

World Federation for Mental Health
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is an international membership organisation that seeks to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of people with these disorders and the promotion of mental health.