Preventing suicide in rural areas

Does someone need help now?

If someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

Other mental health support services

This collection contains recommended resources to assist people working with those who may be at risk of, or affected by, suicide in rural areas.

These resources look at supporting someone through financial difficulties, guidelines for conversations and information for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt. It also contains national and state-based support services. It is by no means an exhaustive source of resources and information.

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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviours: First Aid Guidelines

Suicide can be prevented. Openly talking about suicidal feelings can save a life. These Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviours First Aid Guidelines provide essential information to support these discussions.


Helping someone with mental health problems and financial difficulties

A fact sheet developed by Mental Health First Aid which outlines how to help someone who is experiencing mental health problems and financial difficulties.


Finding your way back

for people who have attempted suicide

This resource is for people who have attempted suicide. It has been written by Beyond Blue to help you begin to answer some important questions about your future wellbeing.


Finding our way back

for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have attempted suicide

This resource from Beyond Blue provides practical information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their family and friends about what to do and what to expect if someone has attempted suicide.


Guiding their way back

for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt

This resource is for people who are supporting someone who has attempted suicide.



NewAccess is a free coaching program, designed to provide accessible, quality services for anyone finding it hard to manage life stress.
The program uses Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practices and aims to help people break the cycle of negative or unhelpful thoughts.


Conversations Matter

A practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide. This includes conversations with someone who may be thinking about suicide, those bereaved by suicide, and communities affected by suicide.


Communities Matter

Practical online resources from Life in Mind to support suicide prevention for small towns and communities. Includes links to existing community groups.


Wesley LifeForce Member Networks

Wesley LifeForce works with local communities to develop suicide prevention networks. Member networks are provided with expert advice during network establishment, seed funding and ‘hands on’ support in planning and delivering suicide prevention projects in their local community.


Glove box guide to mental health

A great online resource from The Land and Rural Adversity Mental Health Program. Full of people’s real stories from the land, and information for those seeking support.


Support services and numbers

If a life is in danger, please call 000.

National support numbers

Anyone experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide

Online counselling available at set times – see website for details

Phone support available 24/7 – call 13 11 14

Anyone aged 15+ years who is suicidal, caring for someone who is suicidal, bereaved by suicide, or a health professional supporting a suicidal individual

Access up to 6 x 1 hour telephone counselling sessions – call 1300 659 467

Online counselling available at set times – see website for details.

Young people aged 5-25 years

Visit Website for chat or email counselling or call 1800 77 1800 (all available 24/7)

Men, all ages

Online & video counselling at set times – see website for details

Access up to 6 x 1 hour telephone counselling sessions – call 1300 78 99 78

Services also available in Arabic

Call: 1300 224 636

Webchat (3pm – midnight)

Call: 1800 184 527

Webchat (3pm – midnight)

State-based support numbers

Mental Health Triage Service

1800 629 354

Mental Health Line

1800 011 511

Top End Mental Health Service

08 8999 4988


13 43 25 84

Mental Health Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service

13 14 65

Mental Health Services Helpline

1800 332 388

Suicide Help Line

1300 651 251

Mental Health Emergency Response Line

1800 676 822

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