Call a Suicide Help Line – If you are Feeling Suicidal
Your friends and family members would rush to your aid if you were drowning or in an accident, so tell them now if your life is in danger from suicide.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, know that there are many people who will gladly assist you if you let them know you have a problem.
If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you.
Headspace (03) 9769 6419 is the National Youth mental health foundation. They help young people going through a tough time.
You can call the emergency department of any hospital in Australia. If you do not have the number, call directory enquiries and the operator will give you the number of your nearest emergency department.
Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service
1300 369 012
(03) 8768 1200
62-70 Kangan Drive Berwick
GPs, Counsellors, Psychiatrists or Psychologists
You can also call your local doctor, or you psychologist or psychiatrist if you have one. They often have an emergency number for out of hours emergencies.
Call 000 if you don’t have access to any other numbers or support
Where to get help
- Southern Health Psychiatric Triage Service 1300 369 012
- Lifeline – 13 11 14 (cost of a local call; 24 hours)
- Kids Help Line – 1800 55 1800 (free call from a land line; 24 hours)
- Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467, free call support service for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by suicide
- Salvo Care Line (Salvation Army) – 1300 36 36 22
- SANE Helpline – 1800 18 SANE (7263)
- Parent Line – 13 22 89
- Suicide Prevention Foundation (24/7) – 1800 HOLDON (1800 465 366)
- Youth Beyond Blue – http://www.youthbeyondblue.com/
- SANE Australia – www.sane.org offers a range of information on mental illness and suicide prevention
- ReachOut.com – http://au.reachout.com/
- Salvo Care Line www.salvos.org.au offers a crisis counseling service available throughout Australia
- Living is for Everyone (LIFE) – http://www.livingisforeveryone.com.au/Home.html Information resources for individuals and organisations involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities
Below are a list of useful websites to offer students and parents some helpful and relevant information.