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 - www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au  

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavementwww.grief.org.au

Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative - www.suicidepreventioncollaborative.org.au/support-after-suicide

Black Dog Institute - www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/suicide-self-harm

Life in Mindwww.lifeinmind.org.au

Beyond Bluewww.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention/after-a-suicide-loss

Lifeline - provides compassionate support for people in crisis - www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/information-and-support/bereaved-by-suicide

Reach Out – a leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.– www.au.reachout.com/tough-times/suicide

Compassionate Friends NSW (Kiama) – Support group for parents, siblings & grandparents bereaved by suicide. They meet the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm. Contact: Denise – 0408 360 034 or neece_ad@yahoo.com.au, or Jason – jason@hedley.net

Grief Journeysa not for profit company providing therapeutic services and advocacy for people bereaved by suicide. Grief Journeys workshops and groups provide a safe and supportive space to process and integrate suicide loss using art, therapeutic activities and relaxation. https://www.griefjourneys.com.au/

Stand By Support - this service provides support to people bereaved by suicide. https://standbysupport.com.au/

Factsheets

Suicide-Bereavement-Support-Wollongong.pdf(PDF, 193KB)

Suicide_Response_Factsheet_Understanding_Suicide_Information_For_The_Community_PDF_348KB.pdf(PDF, 348KB)

FactsheetThosebereavedbysuicide-2.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Conversations-Matter-When-communities-are-affected-by-suicide-1.pdf(PDF, 1014KB)

FactsheetThosebereavedbysuicide-2.pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Suicide-Bereavement-Support-Wollongong.pdf(PDF, 193KB)

Suicide_Response_Factsheet_Understanding_Suicide_Information_For_The_Community(PDF, 348KB)

For parents of young people experiencing grief(PDF, 214KB) 

Other Support Services and Resources

Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511 

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

SANE Australia - 1800 18 7263

Black Dog Institute 

Life in Mind - a national gateway connecting Australian suicide prevention services to each other and the community.

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

Lifeline - 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.

Reach Out – a leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.

ReachOut.com - for 14 to 25 year olds.

Brother to Brother - a 24 Hour hotline supporting Aboriginal men - 1800 435 799

Qlife – provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral.

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

 

 

What's happening

Mental Health updates