Suicide bereavement and postvention resources

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE)

This national initiative aims to improve access to information about suicide and self-harm prevention in Australia. The LIFE library brings together a range of resources, with information and support packs for those bereaved by suicide or other sudden death available for each state and territory within Australia.

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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