Tools and tips
The following resources are provided to help you or a loved one find information and support on issues related to suicide and suicide prevention.
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
Ph: 13 11 14
Wesley Financial Counselling
Provides confidential counselling to the vulnerable and disadvantaged facing financial crisis, helping them to achieve financial independence.
Wesley Financial Literacy Education Program
Enables communities, groups and individuals to make informed decisions about their borrowing and spending.
Delivers compassionate care for those in need of psychiatric help. Wesley Hospital provides positive outcomes for people with mental illnesses and support for their families and carers.
Services across Australia
An 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
Provides a range of services including publications relating to suicide prevention.
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
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 (AISRAP)
Griffith University conducts research on all aspects of suicide prevention and manages the Queensland Suicide Register. It also provides education and training for health and allied professionals and offers postgraduate programs in suicidology.
Ph: (07) 3735 3382
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
A world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as 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
Provides information on treatments for depression based on the latest scientific evidence. It also offers screening tests for depression and anxiety, an interactive web-based program designed to prevent depression (MoodGym) and links to other resources.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Established in 1973 this congress has become one of the largest and oldest Aboriginal community controlled health services in the Northern Territory. The website provides downloadable materials such as press releases, position papers, conference papers, policy, business plans, annual reports, images, brochures and other information for Indigenous Australians on health.
Ph: (08) 8951 4400
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 (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
This is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health. Conversations Matter is a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.
Aims to educate, support and advocate for health professionals in remote areas, and provides services such as Bush Support Services.
Ph: (08) 8959 1111
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
Men’s Health Australia
This is Australia’s primary source of information about the social and psychological wellbeing of men and boys.
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
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
An leading Australian online youth mental health service providing information, support, discussion forums and evidence-based tools and tips.
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 Call Back Service
The Suicide Call Back Service is a professional, national, 24/7 counselling service for anyone affected by suicide, including people who are feeling suicidal, people caring for someone at risk of suicide, people who have lost someone to suicide and professionals supporting someone at risk of suicide.
Ph: 1300 659 467
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA)
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
MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.
Ph: 1300 78 99 78