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Suicide Prevention

Description

Support for people who have attempted, or who are at risk of suicide.

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Forms

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Case study

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Training

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Emergency Services (000)

Phone if life is in danger

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Lifeline 13 11 14

24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention

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Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467

Free professional counselling (24/7)

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CoMHET 1300 787 799

SWSLHDs Community Mental Health Emergency Team

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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)

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Lifeline Macarthur Crisis Support Aftercare Program 02 4645 7200

Short-term telephone-based support with a Trained Telephone Crisis Supporter after a suicide attempt

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Suicide Call Back Service

Free online professional counselling

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myCompass

Online personalised self-help program

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voice-id-smartphone Smartphone App

ConnectMe

A secure practitioner to client communication platform

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BeyondNow

Suicide safety planning app

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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’.

  • SWSPHN GP Mental Health Referral Form
  • GP Mental Health Treatment Plan for Children
  • GP Mental Health Treatment Plan for Adults
  • K10+
  • Multilingual K10+
  • K5
  • Paediatric Symptom Checklist
  • SWSPHN Clinical Suicide Prevention GP Referral Form
  • Lifeline Macarthur Crisis Support Aftercare Program
Download forms here
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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.

Websites: Lifeline Macarthur Crisis Support Aftercare Program

Smartphone: Beyond Now – Suicide Safety Planning App

Online mental health community of practice

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Podcasts

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eMHPrac, eMental Health in Practice: A Guide to Digital Mental Health Resources

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Free accredited webinars

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Webinar catalogue

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