Seeking help for suicide and self-harm
If you are having suicidal thoughts, you need to stay safe and get help. These sources of help can offer support to get you through this.
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There is help for you and you can stay safe. Make the call for help.
Are you or someone near you in immediate danger?
Are you having suicidal thoughts and need someone to talk to?
- Call Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Talk to someone like:
- a GP, counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist
- family or friends
- a school, university or TAFE counsellor
- a teacher or coach
- a work colleague
- a church minister or religious leader
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, safety planning can assist during tough times.
Please note: you should work with a health professional or support person to create your plan. BeyondNow is not the only form of support you should receive.
You don't have to do this alone. There are people and organisations out there to help.
24-hour Australian crisis counselling service
24-hour Australian counselling service
24-hour phone support and online chat service and links to resources and apps
These are resources created for young Australians and can provide the support you may need.
Free confidential 24-hour counselling for young people aged 5 to 25
Online counselling for young people 12-25 years
Online forums, chat and information about youth mental health
Services dedicated supporting people of all ages, bodies, genders, sexualities and relationships.
National LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention project
National LGBTI counselling and referral service, with phone counselling and web chat services available from 3pm – 12am, 7 days a week
Providing support to people who may be caring for others who may have a lived experience or are going through a difficult time.
Support services for carers in Australia. Carer advice and counselling.
Services for people with mental illness and their carers. Phone and online support services for carers.
Carer Helpline: 1300 554 660