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The following resources are provided to help you or a loved one find information and support on issues related to suicide and suicide prevention.

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  • Anglicare

    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

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  • Australian Government Department of Health

    Provides a range of services including publications relating to suicide prevention.

    Ph: (02) 6289 1555

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  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

    Aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other information readily accessible.

    Ph: (08) 9370 6336

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  • 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

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  • beyondblue

    A national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.

    Ph: 1300 224 636

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  • 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

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  • BluePages

    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Conversations Matter

    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Living is For Everyone (LiFE)

    A world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives at Australia, this site is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.

    Ph: (03) 8398 8426

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  • Men’s Health Australia

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

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  • 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

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  • Mindframe

    An Australian Government initiative managed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health. Mindframe provides access to up-to-date, evidence-based information to support the reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental illness by the media.

    Ph: (02) 4924 6904

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  • MindMatters

    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

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  • ReachOut.com

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

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  • SANE Australia

    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

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  • 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

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