Mental health support


Crisis Support

Triple Zero - 000 if life or safety is at risk, phone emergency services 

Lifeline 13 11 14 

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)

NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511 - contact for community mental health crisis teams

Illawarra Shoalhaven Safe Haven - a welcoming and supportive place open to anyone who is distressed by suicidal thoughts, feelings, or actions.

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: or 1300 727 247

Shelter Group Wollongong

Peer support group that meets via zoom fortnightly on Thursdays 6pm to 7:30pm: Shelter Group Wollongong

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

Open Arms - Veterans support services 

1800 011 046

Open Arms website


Youth and family support services


Online mental health service for young people and their parents.

ReachOut website

Head To Health

National digital mental health service.

Head to health website


National youth mental health foundation.

Headspace website

Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800 – telephone counselling service.

Kids Helpline website

Be You

Beyond Blue’s national mental health in education initiative.

Be You website


Connects, engages, and promotes the benefits of supportive conversations with young people and children who are going through a difficult time.

#ChatStarter - National Mental Health Commission