Suicide Prevention Australia
Phone: (02) 9262 1130
SPA is a non-profit, non-government organisation working as a public health advocate in suicide prevention. The website provides information and resources for people who are feeling suicidal, helping someone at risk of suicide, people moving forward after a suicide attempt, and bereavement support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
PVA is a not-for-profit organisation that supports individuals, families and communities who are bereaved by suicide. The website has resources, directory of support groups around Australia and information on grief and loss.
Phone: 1300 767 022
SOS Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Association Inc. (SOSBSA) is a non-profit and charitable self-help association formed by and for people bereaved by suicide, and offers:
• Friendship and support
• Bereavement and support groups
• Awareness and education
• Promotes prevention
• Provide support and a safe environment for those bereaved by suicide when and if needed, to meet and share experiences with others who understand how you feel
Life In mind
Phone: (02) 4924 6900
Life in Mind is a national gateway connecting Australian suicide prevention services to each other and the community.
Life in Mind links policy to practice, communities to help-seeking and practitioners to best practice, with the aim of better supporting the sector and the community to respond to and communicate about suicide and its impacts.
Mates in Construction
Phone: 1300 642 111
MATES is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers.
MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line
Male Suicide Prevention Australia
Male Suicide Prevention Australia is dedicated to reducing the incidence of male suicide by applying an understanding of male experience, male physiology, psychology, and social determinants of male suicide within a comprehensive prevention approach.
Black Dog Institute
Phone: (02) 9392 4530
Resources for Health Professionals
Black Dog Institute is a medical research institute and a global leader in translational mental health research, with a vision of a mentally healthier world. The BDI reduces stigma and encourages help-seeking through evidence informed education programs in schools, communities, healthcare settings and workplaces nationally.
Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation
Phone: (03) 9853 5211
The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation is a nationwide, non-government, privately funded organisation focussed on providing an outlet for those considering suicide and their friends and relatives affected by such an event.
Phone: 1800 18 7263
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity making a real difference in the lives of people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Phone: 1800 642 066
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is not a crisis support service. In an emergency please call 000, or if you require urgent counselling, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Counselling and Support Service provides a statewide specialist bereavement service for individuals, children and families who need assistance following the death of someone close to them. The service offers face-to-face bereavement counselling most of which is office-based, as well as bereavement support programs such as support groups, information resources and remembrance events. In addition, the service provides advanced training for bereavement counsellors by providing a supervised internship for experienced practitioners. Counsellors at the service come from a variety of disciplines including social work, psychology and psychotherapy.
Phone:1300 845 745
Griefline provides free counselling support to anyone experiencing grief, loss and the many related feelings that occur as a result. You are not alone.
Jesuit Social Services
Phone: (03) 9421 7640
Our mission is to support those bereaved by suicide; providing resources and services for individuals and professionals.
Suicide Call Back Service
Phone: 1300 659 467
The Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour, nationwide service that provides free telephone, video and online counselling. You can call us anywhere and anytime on 1300 659 467.
Our professionally trained counsellors have specialist skills in working with suicide-related issues and they can help you to work through the pain and distress you may be feeling.
Phone: 13 11 14
Lifeline is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service. We are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support. We are here for you.
The Compassionate Friends (Vic)
Phone: (03) 9888 4944 or 1300 064 068
The Compassionate Friends Victoria (TCFV) is dedicated to supporting grieving parents, siblings and grandparents in the event of the death of a child – of any age or from any cause. We understand the indescribable pain caused by this loss, because our support team members have each experienced the loss of a child, sibling or grandchild.
We use our lived experience to provide peer support for grieving family members. This means that whenever you speak to a member of TCFV’s volunteer support team, you will be speaking to a person who has common experiences to you. We provide a range of support services and activities to help you cope with your grief.
Hope Bereavement Care (Vic)
Phone: (03) 4215 3358
Hope Bereavement Care (Hope) is a not for profit organisation based in Geelong offering free information, support and counselling when grieving the death of a child, the sudden and unexpected death of an adult and those experiencing loss after suicide.
Phone:1300 651 251
SuicideLine Victoria is a free 24/7 telephone, video and online counselling service offering professional support to people at risk of suicide, people concerned about someone else’s risk of suicide, and people bereaved by suicide
NALAG ~National association for Loss and Grief (NSW)
Phone: (02) 6882 9222
Provider of support and education for communities, families and individuals impacted by loss, grief and trauma
Salvation Army Suicide Bereavement Support NSW
Phone: (02) 4229 1079
A support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide. The groups offer peer support from other survivors and trained professionals.
Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service (NSW)
Phone: (02) 4862 1701
Our aim is to offer our clients support, information and education, tips and strategies, non-judgemental listening and professional compassionate counselling, in a safe and confidential setting.
Canberra Grief Centre
Phone: 0409 966 515
Bereaved By Suicide Peer Support
This support group is an informal meeting of parents bereaved by suicide. It is not intended nor facilitated by a counsellor, but rather the strength of the group is being with others who are experiencing the same loss and grief.
LGBTIQ & Health Australia
Phone: (02) 7209 6301
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities.
We recognise that people’s genders, bodies, relationships and sexualities affect their health and wellbeing in every domain of their life.
Phone:1800 421 468
Blue Knot Foundation actively advocates for systemic change in the community, and for government policy.
Historically, the needs of Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse have not been a community or government priority. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was ground-breaking. The National Redress Scheme, from July 1 2018-2028 is also a watershed achievement. But much more needs to be done to address the needs of all adults experiencing childhood trauma and abuse.
Blue Knot Foundation is not able, however, to provide individual advocacy services to survivors.
Phone: 1300 379 569
Seasons for Growth’s founders recognised a need within the community to provide a high-quality evidence based Australian education program to support children and young people who were struggling with experiences of change, loss and grief. In the mid-1990s, the Sisters of St Joseph responded to this need by supporting the development of a small group, peer-based loss and grief education program – Seasons for Growth.