If you or someone you know feels unsafe, there are a number of local and national services available to help you.
A list of local services is available for the two communities we have focused on in this project - Northern Beaches Sydney NSW and the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region in Queensland.
If you’re not in either of these regions, or would feel more comfortable speaking to someone outside of your local area, please reach out to one of these national support services. Many of them are available 24/7, and have a range of phone, web and online chat options:
Are you or somebody you know in crisis?
In an emergency, call 000 immediately.
If the situation is urgent, and you or someone else is at immediate risk, call 000 or go to your closest emergency department.
If you are supporting someone who has a plan to harm themselves, do not leave the person alone, unless you are concerned for your own safety.
Call Lifeline 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 for support.
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Suicide Call Back Service
24/7 telephone crisis support for people at risk of suicide, carers and bereaved, as well as online resources and information.
24/7 telephone support service and online chat 3pm - 11pm (AEST).
Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
National organisations and resources
There are a number of organisations working in suicide prevention that have resources, tools, information and support services that are available by specialism, region, age group, gender, sexuality, cultural background and more.