Bereavement

  1. Living Beyond Suicide

    Anglicare South Australia Inc (South Australia)

  2. National Suicide Call Back Service

    On the Line (National)

  3. Support After Suicide

    Jesuit Social Services Ltd (Victoria)

  4. Mental Illness and Bereavement Project

    SANE Australia (National)

  5. Active Response Bereavement Outreach (ARBOR) Project

    Anglicare WA (WA)

  6. Hope for Life

    Salvation Army Property Trust NSW (National)

  7. StandBy Response Service

    United Synergies (National)

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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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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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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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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.