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In an emergency, call 000 immediately.

If the situation is urgent and you’re concerned you, or someone else, is in immediate danger do not leave the person alone, unless you are concerned for your own safety.

If the person agrees, you could go together to the local hospital emergency department for assessment.

Support services that operate 24 hours/7 days a week:
Non-immediate/lower urgency circumstances
Suicide prevention training

Living works

Suicide awareness training programs to improve understanding and help people intervene to support a colleague at risk. 

Mental Health First Aid

Courses teach mental health first aid strategies to members of the public. The training equips participants to support someone developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health-related crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received, or the crisis resolves.

Suicide bereavement and postvention services

headspace School Support

Provides support for secondary schools affected by suicide, including a comprehensive postvention toolkit. The service is flexible and designed to respond to the individual needs of schools.  

Hope for Life – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s Hope for Life suicide prevention website provides advice for helping those bereaved by suicide, statistics and a list of resources, as well as available training courses.

Sudden loss support kit

Information for families and friends who lose a loved one in a sudden or unexpected way, including by suicide, provided by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

Support after suicide - Jesuit Social Services

Information and resources for those experiencing bereavement following a suicide.

SANE Australia

Factsheets and podcasts focusing on suicide prevention and bereavement, including Has someone close to you died by suicide? and Is someone close to you bereaved by suicide?

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines

MHFA Australia and the Population Mental Health Group at the University of Melbourne have developed guidelines on what constitutes best practice for mental health first aid. Download the guidelines for free.

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While Beyond Blue reviews information relating to these services, it is important to note that they are not operated or controlled by Beyond Blue and they are not a substitute for independent professional advice. Although Beyond Blue strives to keep this information current, links are provided for convenience only and may not be current. Provision of a link should not be construed as an endorsement or approval of the third party service or website by Beyond Blue.

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Crisis support

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000. Other services include: