Counselling services

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National

StandBy Response Service

Phone (07) 5442 4277 / 0407 766 961 (24-hour crisis number)
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care at 17 locations across Australia, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Local services are listed by state.

Suicide Call Back Service

Phone 1300 659 467
A 24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people aged 15 years and over who are suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, or bereaved by suicide.

ACT

ACT Coroner’s Court

Phone (02) 6207 1754
The court can provide referral information and advice for external counselling and support agencies.

StandBy Response Service ACT

Phone 0421 725 180 (24-hour response)
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by SupportLink Australia.

NSW

Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief Therapy

Phone (02) 9419 8695 / 0414 721 653 Email
Individual, couple and family counselling for those who have lost a loved one through suicide. A closed group program and counselling operates in the Lower North Shore.

NSW Coroner's Court: Forensic Counselling Unit

Phone (02) 8584 7800
Offers a specialised ‘support after suicide’ program which includes initial information and support, ongoing counselling and a monthly facilitated meeting for those bereaved by suicide.

NT

Northern Territories Coroner’s Court

Phone (08) 8999 7770
The court can provide referral information and advice for external counselling and support agencies.

Darwin Region Indigenous Suicide Prevention Network

Phone 0405 158 637 Email 
Community-based group run by volunteers that aims to raise awareness about suicide and provide support.

StandBy Response Service – Top End Northern Territory

Phone 0418 575 680 / 0438 150 180 (24-hour response) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Anglicare NT, Darwin.

StandBy Response Service – Central Australia 

Phone 0439 842 155 / 0438 150 180 (24-hour response) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Mental Health Association of Central Australia, Alice Springs.

QLD

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (SOSBSA)

Phone 1300 767 022 Email 
Provides support and a safe haven for those bereaved when and if needed, a face-to-face counselling service and a 24-hour helpline. SOBSA also facilitates local grief support groups. 

Dr. Edward Koch Foundation: FNQ Suicide Prevention Taskforce

Phone (07) 4031 0145
Information and resources for those at risk of suicide, as well as bereaved families and friends.

StandBy Response Service – Brisbane

Phone 0438 150 180 (24-hour response) / (07) 3250 1900 Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Lifeline Community Care, Brisbane.

StandBy Response Service – Far North Queensland

Phone 0459 299 147 / 0438 150 180 (24-hour response) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Lifeline Community Care, Cairns. 

StandBy Response Service  – Sunshine and Cooloola Coasts

Phone (07) 5442 4277 / 0407 766 961 Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by United Synergies, Tewantin.

StandBy Response Service – Wide Bay Burnett

Phone 0427 748 729 / 0438 150 180 (24-hour response) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by United Synergies, Maryborough.

SA

Living Beyond Suicide (Anglicare SA)

Phone 1300 76 11 93
Trained family support volunteers are on call between 10am and 10pm, providing early support and information on other services for families bereaved by suicide. 

Minimisation of Suicide Harm (MOSH) 

Phone (08) 8443 8369
MOSH offers a range of activities to assist people at risk of self-harm and suicide and those bereaved through suicide, including support groups, art therapy and meditation.

Coroners Court of South Australia: Support Services

Phone (08) 8204 0600
Counselling, information and support provided by experienced social workers, either by phone or in person.

TAS

Lifelink Samaritans Tasmania 

Phone 1300 364 566
Run by trained volunteers, this service provides empathetic listeners for anyone wanting to talk about grief and loss.

Magistrate’s Court of Tasmania: Coronial Division

Phone (03) 6233 3257 (South)
The court can provide referral information and advice for external counselling and support agencies.

StandBy Response Service  – North/North West Tasmania

Phone 0439 556 660 / 0407 766 961 (24-hour crisis number) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Choose Life Services, Devonport.

StandBy Response Service – Southern Tasmania

Phone 0400 183 490 / 0407 766 961 (24-hour crisis number) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Lifeline Tasmania, South Hobart.

VIC

GriefLine

Phone 1300 845 745 / (03) 9935 7400 (Melbourne metro)
Anonymous telephone counselling for anyone experiencing grief. Language services available for Iranian, Afghan and Somali communities.

SuicideLine Victoria

Phone 1300 651 251
Telephone counselling service provides anonymous 24-hour support across Victoria for anyone thinking about suicide, concerned about a friend or family member, or bereaved by suicide.

The Compassionate Friends

Phone 1800 641 091 (24 hour helpline) / (03) 9888 4944
Provides support for parents and siblings, including a 24-hour helpline, online resources and counselling.

Jesuit Social Services – Support After Suicide

Phone (03) 9421 7640
Provides counselling and information, and brings together people bereaved by suicide through support groups and online communities. Richmond.

Coroners Court of Victoria Support Services

Phone 1300 309 519
The court’s family liaison officers can provide referral information and advice for external counselling and support agencies.

Standby Response Service – Bendigo

Phone 0439 173 310 (24-hour crisis number) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Bendigo Community Health Service, Bendigo. 

WA

ARBOR (Suicide Bereavement Support)

Phone (08) 9263 2150, 9am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Email 
A support service specifically for people who have lost a loved one through suicide, ARBOR offers services such as professional grief and loss counselling, home visits, support groups, training and education.

Coroner's Court of Western Australia: Counselling service

Phone (08) 9425 2900
Provides grief counselling and can arrange referrals to other community agencies or professional counsellors, including support groups.

StandBy Response Service – East Kimberley

Phone 0488 910 012 / 0407 766 961 (24-hour crisis number) Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Anglicare WA, Kununurra.

StandBy Response Service – Pilbara

Phone 0438 611 999 Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Pilbara Health Network, Karratha.

StandBy Response Service –  West Kimberley

Phone 0458 889 937 Email 
Provides people bereaved by suicide with access to support and clear pathways to care, as well as immediate response via its 24-hour crisis number. Delivered by Anglicare WA, Broome.

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