Mental health support


Crisis Support

Lifeline 13 11 14 

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 78

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800 (5-25 year olds)

NSW Rape Crisis Line - 1800 424 017

1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732 (sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service)


Dealing with suicide - Support services

Suicide Call-back Service  

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative

Black Dog Institute

Life in Mind

Beyond Blue


Provides compassionate support for people in crisis.

Reach Out

Leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

Compassionate Friends NSW (Kiama)

Support group for parents, siblings and grandparents affected by suicide. Group meets at 7pm first Thursday of each month. Contact Denise 0408 360 034 or or Jason at

Grief Journeys

 Not-for-profit company providing therapeutic services and advocacy for people bereaved by suicide. Workshops and groups provide a safe and supportive space to process and integrate suicide loss using art, therapeutic activities, and relaxation.

Stand By Support

Provides support to people bereaved by suicide.

Fact sheets

Suicide Bereavement Support Wollongong(PDF, 193KB)

Understanding suicide - Information for the community(PDF, 348KB)

Those bereaved by suicide(PDF, 2MB)

Those bereaved by suicide - Fact sheet 2(PDF, 2MB)

Conversations Matter - When communities are affected by suicide(PDF, 1014KB)

For parents with a young person experiencing grief(PDF, 214KB)

Other Support Services and Resources

Mental Health Line

1800 011 511
Mental Health Line website

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636
Beyond Blue website

SANE Australia

1800 18 7263
SANE Australia website

Black Dog Institute

Black Dog Institute website

NSW Domestic & Family Violence Support

NSW Domestic & Family Violence support website

Bushfire Support Service

Provides a quick and easy online mental health assessment tool for emergency service workers and their family.
Bushfire Support Service website

Life in Mind

National gateway connecting Australian suicide prevention services to each other and the community.
Life in Mind website

Beyond Blue

Australian independent non-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.
Beyond Blue website


Provides compassionate support for people in crisis. No judgement. No conditions. No agenda. Just a human connection to help people get through their darkest moments.
Lifeline website


Leading online mental health organisation for young people 14 to 25 years and their parents.
Reach Out website

Brother to Brother

A 24-hour hotline supporting Aboriginal men.
1800 435 799
Brother to Brother website


Provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral.
Qlife website

Gezza Cares

Community-led network based in Gerringong, with a focus on caring for our young people and young adults.
Gezza Cares website


For anyone aged 18 and over who is feeling down, stressed, lonely, isolated or worried.

eFriend website

Illawarra Shoalhaven Compassionate Communities

Illawarra Shoalhaven Compassionate Communities Facebook page