Support for people who have attempted, or who are at risk of suicide.
Emergency Services (000)
Phone if life is in danger
Lifeline 13 11 14
24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Free professional counselling (24/7)
CoMHET 1300 787 799
SWSLHDs Community Mental Health Emergency Team
NSW Mental Health Access Line 1800 011 511
A state-wide helpline providing triage assessment and referral services, linking people to SWSLHD mental health services (24/7)
Lifeline Macarthur Crisis Support Aftercare Program 02 4645 7200
Short-term telephone-based support with a Trained Telephone Crisis Supporter after a suicide attempt
Suicide Call Back Service
Free online professional counselling
Online personalised self-help program
SWSPHN commission face-to-face primary mental health care services.
For more information or to download referral forms, visit the SWSPHN website.
The below referral forms are available to download. They can be found under the heading ‘Mental Health’.
Chris* is a 21-year-old male who was referred to the Lifeline Macarthur Crisis Support Aftercare Program on discharge from hospital following a suicide attempt.
Leading up to the suicide attempt, Chris had multiple psychosocial stressors including a relationship breakdown, job insecurity, financial issues and an ill mother. He had no past mental health history or diagnosis. There was history of anabolic steroid use.
Chris maintained that the suicide attempt was impulsive, as he had broken up with his girlfriend that morning. He reported no history of past suicide attempts or suicidal ideation.
As well as being supported by the Aftercare Program, Chris received face-to-face clinical support through SWSPHN’s Clinical Suicide Prevention Program.
Aftercare provided phone crisis support to Chris, initially three times a week, then weekly. Chris acknowledged that he was reluctant to reach out to others for support as he didn’t want to burden them or appear ‘weak’. A safety plan was developed that included reaching out to his sister or friends if he had thoughts of suicide, or phoning Lifeline 13 11 14 if he was unable to contact them. Regular exercise was also an important part of his self-care.
Chris was exited from the Aftercare Program after nine weeks as he no longer had thoughts of suicide and he felt he was able to cope with life’s stressors without regular phone crisis support.
Smartphone: Beyond Now – Suicide Safety Planning App