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  1. Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Service

    UCA Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter (NSW: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter, New England and Mid North Coast regions)

  2. Community Connections Toowoomba

    Toowoomba Older Mens Network Inc (TOMNET) (Toowoomba, QLD)

  3. HOPE Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

    Mildura Aboriginal Corporation (Mildura and Robinvale)

  4. Community Connections

    Consumer Activity Network (Sydney)

  5. Expanded Horizons

    Wesley Mission Brisbane (Brisbane QLD)

  6. NEXUS

    Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (Toowoomba and Brisbane, QLD)

  7. Burdekin Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

    Burdekin Community Association (Burdekin Shire QLD)

  8. Living Beyond Suicide

    Anglicare South Australia Inc (South Australia)

  9. The Victorian Building and Construction Industry Life Care Skills Program

    Incolink Foundation Limited (Victoria)

  10. National Suicide Call Back Service

    On the Line (National)

  11. Support After Suicide

    Jesuit Social Services Ltd (Victoria)

  12. Mental Illness and Bereavement Project

    SANE Australia (National)

  13. Apprentices Project OzHelp ACT

    Ozhelp Foundation (ACT and surrounding regions)

  14. Active Life Enhancing Intervention (ALIVE) Program

    Perth Primary Care Network (Western Australia)

  15. Workplace Training and Education

    The OzHelp Tasmania Foundation (Offices in Launceston and Hobart)

  16. The Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Project

    Wesley Mission (National)

  17. SANE Media Centre and Stigmawatch

    SANE Australia (National)

  18. Rural Alive and Well

    Rural Alive and Well Inc (Tasmania)

  19. Phoenix Centre SP Project

    Migrant Resource Centre (Tasmania)

  20. Real engagement and linking for Men in industry (REAL4Mii)

    OzHelp Ltd WA (Pilbara region of Western Australia)

  21. SPA Strategic Partnership

    Suicide Prevention Australia (National)

  22. Active Response Bereavement Outreach (ARBOR) Project

    Anglicare WA (WA)

  23. Hope for Life

    Salvation Army Property Trust NSW (National)

  24. Yiriman Project

    Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia)

  25. Farm link

    Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health – University of Newcastle (Northern New England Region, NSW)

  26. ATAPS Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Project

    Various (sites exist in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT)

  27. Peer Support

    Peer Support Foundation Ltd (National)

  28. ReachOut! Pro Website

    The Inspire Foundation (National)

  29. Mindframe Education and Training Projects

    Hunter Institute of Mental Health (National)

  30. Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

    Community Broadcasting Association Australia (National)

  31. National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention

    AISRAP, Griffith University (National)

  32. WHO START Project

    AISRAP, Griffith University (National)

  33. MindMatters Initiative

    Principals Australia (National)

  34. Apprentices Project NT

    Oz Help Foundation NT (Northern Territory)

  35. Post Discharge Care from hospital EDs

    General Practice Queensland (QLD)

  36. Healing Through the Map

    Injury Control Council of WA (WA)

  37. Koori Kids Wellbeing Program

    South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (Shoalhaven, NSW)

  38. Sustainable Personal Development for Aboriginal Men

    Centacare Catholic Family Services – Port Pirie Diocese (Port Augusta, South Australia)

  39. Mens' Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC)

    University of Western Sydney (Emerton, Sydney NSW)

  40. Deadly Alive

    Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QLD)

  41. Basic Needs Project

    General Practice Network NT Ltd (NT)

  42. The Strength Within

    Royal Flying Doctor Service (QLD)

  43. Suicide Story Train the Trainer

    Mental Health Association of Northern Territory (NT)

  44. RUOK? Day

    RUOK? Ltd (National)

  45. LIFE Communications

    On the Line (National)

  46. Response to Youth Suicide in Greater Geelong

    Anglicare Victoria (Greater Geelong)

  47. Building Bridges

    Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health Queensland (Dalby and St George area )

  48. MindOUT!

    National LGBTI Health Alliance (National)

  49. StandBy Response Service

    United Synergies (National)

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Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Service

Organisation
Region
NSW: Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter, New England and Mid North Coast regions
Contact
Description

Creates a holistic suicide prevention approach for attempters, those bereaved by suicide, other at risk groups and rural areas. Build individual resilience and community capacity by psychosocial education programs and awareness raising.

 

 


 

 

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Community Connections Toowoomba

Organisation
Region
Toowoomba, QLD
Contact
07 4638 9080 or tomnet05@tomnetinc.org
Description
Provide individual outreach peer support to 50 older men in their home and consolidate and enhance existing rural groups and assist in the establishment of new rural groups. 

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HOPE Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Organisation
Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
Region
Mildura and Robinvale
Contact
MAC (03) 50 22 1852 (Tania Dowesly)
MPS (03) 50 23 1851 (Tina DeGroot)
Description
Psychological and coordination services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at risk of suicide or self harm.  Uses the interface between education and anti-social behaviour and provides opportunities to develop healthy lifestyle behaviours through sport and connection to Primary Health Care.

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Community Connections

Organisation
Consumer Activity Network
Region
Sydney
Contact
Desley Casey (02) 8206 1841 desley@canmentalhealth.org.au
Description
Supports mental health consumers through the Hospital to Home Service with practical and peer support within 28 days of discharge from the Liverpool and Campbelltown psych units, and support the Phone Connections Service - a noncrisis peer telephone line four evenings a week. 

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Expanded Horizons

Organisation
Wesley Mission Brisbane
Region
Brisbane QLD
Contact
07 5569 1824 or g.wallwork@wmb.org.au
Description
Build individual resilience, support networks, educational engagement in the target groups and raise awareness, acceptance, tolerance in the community and schools.

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NEXUS

Organisation
Region
Toowoomba and Brisbane, QLD
Contact

Tracy Worrall (Director) 07 3391 6677

Description
Improve community awareness to better identify and help young people at risk of suicide and increase the number and quality of connections of young people from refugee backgrounds.

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Burdekin Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Support

Organisation
Region
Burdekin Shire QLD
Contact
07 4783 3744 or bca@burdekin.qld.gov.au
Description
Establish a community based education and awareness program on suicide prevention, provide drug abuse and suicide prevention programs though schools and youth groups and heighten community awareness amongst the mentally ill. 

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Living Beyond Suicide

Organisation
Region
South Australia
Contact
1300 76 11 93 or LBS@anglicare-sa.org.au
Description
Build on the current bereavement support service and extend into rural areas. 

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The Victorian Building and Construction Industry Life Care Skills Program

Organisation
Region
Victoria
Contact
(03) 9668 3041 or emmag@incolink.org.au
Description
Assist apprentices and young workers in the building and construction industry to reduce the suicide risk, increase access to information and resources and training providers of TAFE and Group Training Centres for the industry and increase access to support services. 

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National Suicide Call Back Service

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 8371 2800 or enquiries@ontheline.org.au
Description

The Suicide Call Back Service is a national professional telephone and online counselling service for people affected by suicide, including:

-      people at risk of suicide
-      people worried about someone who may be suicidal
-      people bereaved by suicide
-      professionals working with suicidal clients. 

The service includes a 24/7 telephone counselling service for immediate crisis support. This is complemented by ongoing support for eligible clients through six telephone counselling sessions with the same counsellor. Online counselling is also available through the Suicide Call Back Service website. 



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Support After Suicide

Organisation
Region
Victoria
Contact
Description
Provide information and resources for the bereaved and supporting professionals, counselling/groupwork with a focus on children, young people and families and raise awareness about suicide and suicide bereavement the community, professionals and the bereaved. 

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Mental Illness and Bereavement Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 9682 5933 or info@sane.org
Description
Build the evidence base to improve services for relatives and friends of people with mental illness who have suicided or gone missing, enhance support provided in the community to the target groups and provide staff development and training for other services.

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Apprentices Project OzHelp ACT

Organisation
Region
ACT and surrounding regions
Contact
1300 OZHELP (694 357) or info.act@ozhelp.org.au
Description
Build the capacity of workers in the building, construction and mining industries in the ACT and surrounding regions to recognise warning signs of suicide, be able to access support and provide mentoring support to colleagues. 

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Active Life Enhancing Intervention (ALIVE) Program

Organisation
Region
Western Australia
Contact
08 9376 9200 or receptionppcn.com.au
Description
This project is to build integrated pathways, reduce risk of suicide and/or self-harm associated with harmful drug and alcohol use and increase early intervention and prevention of suicide.

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Workplace Training and Education

Organisation
Region
Offices in Launceston and Hobart
Contact
1300 OZHELP (1300 694 357) or admin@ozhelptasmania.org.au
Description
Provide suicide prevention services to the Tasmanian building, construction, retail, hospitality, farming and mining industries; bridge gaps between those at risk and existing professional services, collaborate with the local and broader community and provide counselling for EI, and referral services. 

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The Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
02 9263 5555
Description
The aim of the Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Project is to  build community capacity to engage in suicide prevention activity, improve access to appropriate services and to support those at risk of suicide and bereaved by suicide. This is achieved through the establishment and support of suicide prevention community networks throughout Australia, and the development and maintenance of training programs, workshops and other events targeting suicide awareness and prevention. 

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SANE Media Centre and Stigmawatch

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 9682 5933 or info@sane.org
Description
Promote accurate, respectful and sensitive depiction of mental illness and suicide by exposing cases of media stigma to public scrutiny and educating those responsible to change their practices.  

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Rural Alive and Well

Organisation
Region
Tasmania
Contact

Phone: 03 62593014 or email admin@rawtas.com.au

Description

Assist communities to respond to crises, recover after adversity using structures and networks to assist men, families and communities to deal with suicide, counselling for men and their families at risk of mental health problems and suicide and advocate stigma reduction.


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Phoenix Centre SP Project

Organisation
Region
Tasmania
Contact
03 6231 1264
Description
Build partnerships with and support for key organisations that provide services to CALD groups including planning, training re those at risk of suicide.

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Real engagement and linking for Men in industry (REAL4Mii)

Organisation
Region
Pilbara region of Western Australia
Contact
02 6251 4166 or info@ozhelp.org.au
Description
Identify workers who are at risk of suicide or have mental health issues in the building, construction and mining industries in the Pilbara region, facilitate access to support services, improve referral pathways for workers at risk of suicide or with mental health issues. 

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SPA Strategic Partnership

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Description
Provide national advocacy, education and research for suicide and self-harm prevention, intervention and postvention and to build networks in the suicide prevention sector.

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Active Response Bereavement Outreach (ARBOR) Project

Organisation
Region
WA
Contact
Call 08 9263 2050 or email arbor@anglicarewa.org.au
Description
Short to medium term bereavement counselling for those bereaved by suicide. ARBOR is complemented by its Volunteer Peer Supporters - volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and volunteer their time to accompany Counsellors to walk alongside the newly bereaved. ARBOR is proud to offer training packages to professionals such as suicide bereavement and awareness training and Grieving Aboriginal Way training. ARBOR is also able to offer emergency debriefing, support for workplace, education and training settings, telephone counselling (by appointment) and support groups. ARBOR has MOUs with organisations and services such as the Coronial Counselling Service, Samaritans WA and City of Armadale to enhance support for those in need of a bereavement service.  

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Hope for Life

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Office: 02 9356 2120, Director - Alan Staines: 0412 164 575
National Coordinator - Stephanie Wilks: 0435 967 265 www.suicideprevention.salvos.org.au
Description
Deliver the Salvation Army suicide bereavement support service including a website, online and face to face Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training and a resource kit for frontline Salvation Army staff.

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Yiriman Project

Organisation
Region
Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia
Contact
Call coordinators Scott Herring and Michelle Coles on 08 9193 0099, email yiriman@westnet.com.au or visit www.yiriman.org.au
Description
  • To develop a culturally appropriate suicide prevention program for Indigenous people in the Fitzroy Valley
  • Undertake cultural activities and trips that build strong relationships, self identity and confidence in young people;
  • Utilise cultural frameworks and trips to promote suicide prevention activities including community awareness and education;
  • Build stronger relationships and support mechanisms within family groups for individuals at risk of suicide and self harm;
  • Foster networks and working relationships with community groups, service providers and government agencies with a focus on mental health and alcohol and drug issues; and
  • Undertake a positive town-based activity that relates to young people’s interests, promoting strong positive messages and role models in a safe, healthy space.

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Farm link

Organisation
Region
Northern New England Region, NSW
Contact
Meg Perceval on 0427 072 105 or meg.perceval@newcastle.edu.au
Description
Improve access to and the responsiveness of mental health services for NSW farming communities by developing NSW Farmer's Mental Health Networks in rural areas and improving e-access to effective mental health services for farmers and farm families.

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ATAPS Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self-Harm Project

Organisation
Various
Region
sites exist in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, WA, NT
Contact
A full list of locations and contact details are available at http://www.agpn.com.au/
Description

ATAPS - Additional Support for Patients at Risk of Suicide and Self Harm Demonstration Projects 

Since 2008 the Department of Health and Ageing provided additional funding to Divisions of General Practice to offer a more intensive, prioritised service for people who are at risk of suicide (e.g., those who have made a recent suicide attempt, have recently self-harmed, or are having severe suicidal thoughts), who may or may not have a mental disorder. The project has now been extended to the end of the 2010-11 financial year.

  • The project is delivered by allied health providers who meet the guidelines of the existing ATAPS program and is not intended to provide long-term intensive support, but to provide immediate treatment (within 24-72 hours following referral) and short term support for patients over a period of acute suicide risk. In most cases this would be for a period of up to 2 months. It includes specific training and support to GPs and allied health professionals. 
  • The model of care under this pilot includes the additional support of out of clinical hours counselling and call-back services which are provided through the SuicideLine (VIC). This line can be utilised directly by patients in crisis or allied health professionals seeking follow-up for their patients out of their standard working hours. These two clinical services are supported by case management strategies.
  • In addition to the pilot, in 2010-11 all Divisions of General Practice will be provided with additional funding to develop infrastructure and referral pathways to specialised allied psychological services for people who have self-harmed, attempted suicide or who have suicidal ideation.
  • For further information on the suicide prevention activities in your area, please contact your local Division of General Practice. 

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Peer Support

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Description
A school-based promotion and prevention program targeting children and young people. The program aims to enhance resilience and resourcefulness, respect, interconnectedness and mental health in young people, families and communities.

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ReachOut! Pro Website

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
02 8585 9300
Description
A website for professionals to provide information, updates, best practice case studies, interactive content to facilitate help-seeking among young people aged 16-25. 

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Mindframe Education and Training Projects

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Description
Deliver the Responsibility Journalism and Public Relations Project, Mindframe Media and Mental Health Project, Mindframe for the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Sector Project, Mindframe Stage and Screen Project and Mindframe Police and Courts Project.

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Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Ian Waton 02 9310 2999 iwatson@cbaa.org.au
Description

Deliver help-seeking and wellbeing messages to a wide and diverse network of communities nationally including Indigenous communities, rural and remote and CALD through satellite and local radio providing 24 hour a day national delivery of suicide and mental helaht and well-being messages.

 

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National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
07 3735 3382 or aisrap@griffith.edu.au
Description

Provide advice to the Department of Health and Ageing and other agencies on best practice in suicide prevention, provide direct support to agencies contracted by the Department, a bi-annual critical literature review regarding suicide and suicide prevention, advice on evaluation of suicide prevention work and advice on data quality.


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WHO START Project

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
07 3735 3382 or aisrap@griffith.edu.au
Description
Provide for a researcher to investigate preventative interventions across various countries, cultures and population sub-groups with the Asia-Pacific region. This project is an Australian component of a broader international research project.


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MindMatters Initiative

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
08 8245 9800 or www.mindmatters.edu.au
Description
The MindMatters Initiative is the national mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative for Australian secondary schools and has the goals of:
  • Enhancing the development of school environments where young people feel safe, valued, engaged and purposeful;
  • Developing the social and emotional skills required to meet life’s challenges;
  • Helping school communities create a climate of positive mental health and wellbeing;
  • Developing strategies to enable a continuum of support for students with additional needs in relation to mental health and wellbeing; and
  • Enabling schools to better collaborate with families and the health sector.

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Apprentices Project NT

Organisation
Region
Northern Territory
Contact
1300 694 357 or info@ozhelp.org.au
Description
Build the capacity of workers in the building, construction and mining industries in the Darwin Region to recognise warning signs of suicide, be able to access support and provide mentoring support to colleagues. 

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Post Discharge Care from hospital EDs

Organisation
Region
QLD
Contact
07 3105 8300 or cbeck@gpqld.com.au
Description

Improve discharge planning, referral and support of people at risk of deliberate self harm or suicide, who present to hospital Emergency Departments.


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Healing Through the Map

Organisation
Region
WA
Contact
08 9420 7212 or iccwa@iccwa.org.au
Description

Build capacity and community resilience in Aboriginal communities, provide workshops that help individuals develop self coping and resilience skills with a focus on Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal Health Workers, provide professional development on mental healthy issues for Aboriginal Health Workers.


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Koori Kids Wellbeing Program

Organisation
South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
Region
Shoalhaven, NSW
Contact
02 4428 6666 or 02 4428 6629 or email larry@southcoastams.org.au or tim@southcoastams.org.au
Description
Target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in primary schools with whole school mental health promotion programs, counselling/psychological support for children with emotional wellbeing and behavioural problems and target school truancy or underachievement through parent education programs and local services.

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Sustainable Personal Development for Aboriginal Men

Organisation
Region
Port Augusta, South Australia
Contact
08 8644 2021
Description

Equip Indigenous men aged 15-45 to more effectively manage challenging life situations through culturally appropriate personal development resources and training modules.


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Mens' Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC)

Organisation
Region
Emerton, Sydney NSW
Contact
Rick Welsh on 02 9628 7396 or menshealth@uws.edu.au
Description

Provide practical, emotional support and referral services for men 16 years plus.  Link with local services to provide a one stop shop at the 'Shed' and support adult males who have attempted suicide, bereaved relative/friends and establish links with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


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Deadly Alive

Organisation
Region
QLD
Contact
07 4040 4934
Description

Provide: structured suicide prevention training for Sport and Recreation Officers, relevant PCYC staff; exposure to support and advice from qualified professionals trained in youth suicide, particularly from QLD Health and Police; and facilitate access to organised sporting and recreational activities.


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Basic Needs Project

Organisation
Region
NT
Contact
08 8982 1000 or gpnnt@gpnnt.org.au
Description
Provides resources for Aboriginal Mental Health Workers (AMHWs) in the General Practice Network NT (GPNNT) Aboriginal mental health program in Borroloola, Yirrkala, Laynhapuy Homelands, Angurugu & Galiwinku and assist the consolidations of a ‘model of practice’ for AMHW’s.

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The Strength Within

Organisation
Region
QLD
Contact
07 4040 0444 or rfds_cns@rfdsqld.com.au
Description

Develop a training program for community based counsellors consistent and integrated with government traineeship schemes and identify and employ one male and one female community person to take up the community counsellor positions.


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Suicide Story Train the Trainer

Organisation
Region
NT
Contact
Laurencia Grant on 08 8950 4600 or laurencia.grant@mhaca.org.au

Description
Delivery of ‘Suicide Story’ in the NT to train Indigenous community members in the delivery of ‘Suicide Story’ which is an Indigenous focussed DVD/program aimed at reducing the incidence of suicide/suicide attempts in remote communities.

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RUOK? Day

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Janina Nearn 0410 523 359 or email ruokday@gmail.com
Description

 Encourages connecting with family and people in the community if they have concerns about their mental health and wellbeing through coordinated TV, internet and press coverage of their theme, coupled with advice on help seeking avenues. 


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LIFE Communications

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
03 8398 8422 or life@ontheline.org.au
Description
Provide access to ‘Living Is For Everyone’ resources, the latest information, activities and resources in suicide prevention and provide a vehicle to contribute learnings and draw on each other’s expertise to facilitate communication across suicide prevention stakeholders in Australia. 

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Response to Youth Suicide in Greater Geelong

Organisation
Region
Greater Geelong
Contact
Call Robyn Knox on 0458 750 717 or email robin.knox@anglicarevic.org.au
Description
Conduct 16 ASIST courses for secondary school teachers.

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Building Bridges

Organisation
Region
Dalby and St George area
Contact
Mr Tim Saal 0400 104 332 or timsaal@crmhq.com.au
Description
Develop and implement a framework to strengthen and develop the capacity of existing organisations in the Dalby and St George area to bridge identified gaps in service provision to support suicide prevention.

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MindOUT!

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
Warren Talbot, General Manager National LGBTI Health Alliance 02 8568 1120
Description
The MindOUT! Project is establishing networks and linkages between the LGBTI sector, mainstream mental health services and other significant suicide prevention and mental health projects, programs and research. 

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StandBy Response Service

Organisation
Region
National
Contact
standbynational@unitedsynergies.com.au / 07 5442 4277
Description
The StandBy Response Service provides people bereaved by suicide with access to timely support and clear pathways to care. The service provides immediate response to people bereaved by suicide via its 24-hour crisis response telephone number. From there, people bereaved by suicide can receive face-to- face outreach provided by a skilled crisis response team and/or referral to appropriate support service matched to their need. Contact National StandBy Response Service for regions and contact details.