The following non-government organisations and community based services are funded by the NSW Government to deliver suicide prevention services and activities.

For immediate help call:

Lifeline
13 11 14

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800

See more support services for suicide and 24/7 crisis lines.

Community based services

ACON Suicide Prevention Initiative

The ACON Suicide Prevention Initiative targets LGBTI communities in the Sydney, South Eastern Sydney and St Vincent local health district areas. There will be direct support for people who have attempted suicide and a program to build the capacity of GPs to respond to LGBTI people at risk of suicide.

Bright Minds, Connected Communities

Community Activities Lake Macquarie runs the Bright Minds, Connected Communities initiative, which provides support to young people at risk of suicide in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW. The program delivers mental health and wellbeing programs in school and provide training to high school teachers to improve their mental health literacy.

77 The Boulevard, Toronto, NSW 2283
(02) 4950 3811
ydo@calm.org.au

Compass Housing Services Suicide Prevention Initiative

The Compass Housing Services Suicide Prevention Initiative delivers services to social housing tenants and staff across the Central Coast, Hunter, Dubbo and Broken Hill regions of NSW. Activities include mental health first aid training and an awareness campaign to better identify and respond to mental health issues.

1300 333 733
shoutout@compashousing.org

HealthWISE Suicide Prevention Initiative

HealthWISE Suicide Prevention Initiative provides clinical mental health aftercare support for those at risk or affected by suicide in the New England North West region of NSW.

1800 931 540
mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

Hunter Primary Care Way Back Support Service

The Hunter Primary Care Way Back Support Service provides​ case management for up to 3 months for people who have had a recent suicide attempt and presented to Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital. The Way Back Support Service is an established program, which has been trialled from May 2016 with funding from beyondblue up to January 2018.

1300 364 184
dadams@hunterprimarycare.com.au

Next Steps Suicide Attempt Response Team

Next Steps Suicide Attempt Response Team delivers 7 days per week aftercare services in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region, for people who have attempted suicide or are at high risk of suicide and have presented to Wollongong, Shellharbour or Shoalhaven hospitals. Support will also be provided to families and carers.

Three Rivers Suicide Prevention Project

The Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation provides suicide prevention programs with a particular focus on Aboriginal people. Strategies will target young people and elders in Balranald and Wentworth Shires of NSW, as well as providing training and support to local GPs.

51 Sturt Place, Dareton NSW 2717
(03) 5027 4824

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Page Updated: Friday 30 November 2018
Contact page owner: Mental Health Branch