New South Wales

  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

    Consumer Activity Network (Sydney)

  3. Farm link

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

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

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

  5. Koori Kids Wellbeing Program

    South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (Shoalhaven, NSW)

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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

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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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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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.