Manual of Resources for Aboriginal

& Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention

The Manual is a collection of practical resources and tools that people, both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous, can use to make a real difference in promoting positive mental health and social emotional wellbeing, and preventing suicide in our communities.

Need help right now?

Some people may have suicidal thoughts when things are too hard and painful. With help, you can overcome these thoughts and stay safe.

If someone is in immediate danger please dial 000 as soon as possible.

If you or someone close to you is in distress, you can find support by calling one of these helplines now:

Lifeline Australia – Call 13 11 14 or Crisis Support Chat

Suicide Call Back Service – Call 1300 659 467 or online counselling

Kids Helpline – Call 1800 551 800 or WebChat counselling

Mens Line Australia – Call 1300 789 978 or online counselling

Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling – Call 1800 011 046 or visit their website

Qlife – LGBTI peer support and referral – Call 1800 184 527 or webchat 3pm to midnight daily

The National Indigenous Critical Response Service – Call 1800 805 801

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