I'm having suicidal thoughts

Are you in need of crisis support or concerned about someone else?

Immediate Help

Postvention Australia DOES NOT provide crisis intervention or counselling.

  • Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help?
  • Has someone attempted, or is at immediate risk of attempting, to harm themselves or someone else?
  • Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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Finding Help

Are you in emotional distress or concerned about someone else?

These support services may be helpful for you. Alternatively, get in touch with your local GP.


13 11 14 

National crisis support line & suicide prevention

 Free 24/7 phone, text and online chat support for anyone experiencing distress

NSW Mental Health Line

1800 011 511 

Free 24/7 professional help and advice, and referrals to local mental health services

See other state and territory mental health services here

Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling

1800 011 046

Free and confidential 24/7 counselling and support for current and ex-serving ADF personnel and their families

ADF members and their families can also access the ADF Mental Health All-hours Support Line (1800 628 036)


1800 184 527

Free and anonymous LGBTQI+ peer support and referral Australia-wide

Phone and webchat support available between 3pm-midnight, 7 days a week

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467 

National 24/7 free telephone, video and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide

National Indigenous Postvention Service

1800 011 046

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander postvention advocate available 24/7

Post-suicide support and referral service for individuals, families and communities

StandBy Support After Suicide

1300 727 247

Free 24/7 face-to-face and/or telephone support

Australia's leading postvention program to support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life

Mensline Australia

1300 789 978  

Free and confidential 24/7 telephone and online counselling service for Australian men

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800 

Free and confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling for young people aged 5-25

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Bereavement After Suicide

Practical advice, support & understanding

If someone you know or love has taken their own life or you’re wanting to give support to someone who is recently bereaved, the Postvention Australia NSW Care Pack provides simple, practical support to help you navigate this overwhelming time.


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