Suicide prevention and support resources

These are helpful Australian numbers and websites for suicide prevention and support resources. For those residing in other countries, please refer to your country’s recommended resources.

National emergencies

For emergency services in Australia ring triple zero (000) if:

  • serious injury has occurred or there is danger or threat to someone or
  • there is danger or threat to someone’s property or
  • you have witnessed a serious accident or crime

If none of the above apply but you are still unsure if Police, Fire or Ambulance services are required, please refer to

National services

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service – 24-hour Australian counselling service –  1300 659 467 .
  • Life in Mind 
  • MensLine Australia  1300 789 978
  • Beyond Blue – provides information and support to help everyone in Austalia achive their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.  1300 224 636
  • Headspace 1800 650 890
  • Black Dog Institute  –  ‘Aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide arates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.’
  • Conversations Matter  ‘Is a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.’
  • Head to Health –  ‘(H2H) provides information, resources, and services, no matter where you are on your mental health journey.’
  • Mindframe – provides up-to-date, evidenced-based information to support the reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental illness.’
  • ReachOut Australia –  ‘Is a leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents.’
  • Sane Australia – ‘Sane is a Australian mental health charity working to support four million Australians affected by complex mental illness.’
  • RUOK? – ‘R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity that works to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.’