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What is post suicide support?

If you are impacted by someone’s suicide, you may be feeling grief, sadness, guilt and anger. 

The impact of suicide is felt across families and local communities. You might be a:

  • friend or family member 
  • witness
  • first responder – police, firefighter, or paramedic.

You can get free post suicide support.

Post suicide support can include a range of services including: 

  • bereavement counselling 
  • peer support from trained peer workers with a lived experience of suicide bereavement 
  • family-based support 
  • support dealing with police, coroners’ investigations, media and other matters 
  • small and large group support sessions for schools, workplaces and community groups 
  • resources for adults, young people and workplaces.   

Where to get help

Free support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from StandBy Support After Suicide.

You can meet face to face or talk over the phone.  Call 1300 727 247

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511. 

If it is an emergency, call 000 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

About the Post Suicide Support initiative

Post suicide support in NSW is funded by NSW Health and the Australian Government. The Post Suicide Support initiative is taking a consortium approach led by sector experts StandBy Support After Suicide.

Current as at: Thursday 28 October 2021
Contact page owner: Mental Health Branch