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Australia-wide information and referrals

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

The ACGB can refer people to bereavement services in their area. The ACGB also offers quality education and training opportunities for health professionals, students, volunteers and any individual or agency desiring to enhance grief and bereavement knowledge and practice.

1800 642 066

SANE Help Centre

National Freecall and online service providing information, guidance, and referral on mental illness and related issues.

1800 187 263

National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre operates Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, providing information, advice and support about missing persons and how to organise the search for someone who is missing.

1800 000 634

Standby Response Service

A community-based suicide postvention program that provides a coordinated response of support and assistance for people who have been bereaved through suicide.

Suicide

Suicide Call-Back Service

National suicide call-back service can provide six 50-minute telephone counselling sessions for people who are suicidal, their carers, or those bereaved by suicide. Operates 24 hours, seven days a week.

1300 659 467

Lifeline Australia

National 24 hour counselling service. Lifeline also operates a suicide helpline and callers can be referred through to this specialist telephone line.

13 11 14

Standby Response Service

A community-based suicide postvention program that provides a coordinated response of support and assistance for people who have been bereaved through suicide.

Bereavement resources

The Lessons for Life research study explores the experiences of people who have attempted to take their own lives, and what we can learn from them to save lives.

The SANE Mental Illness and Bereavement Kit is available for purchase. It is a resource for health professionals to help them better support the families and friends of people with mental illness who die by suicide.

 

Last updated: 20 September, 2016

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