This section includes a collection of suicide prevention resources for people in the suicide prevention sector, as well as those working in mental health, government, business and community groups.
Resources listed are accessed at the user's discretion and are not endorsed by Life in Mind. Read the Life in Mind disclaimer.
The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy
The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy details the 5 over arching objectives of the strategy and its projects/activities aimed to be delivered over a 2 year timeframe from 2018-2020.
The Jewish Suicide Prevention Strategy Crisis and Community Information Card has been developed as a community resource with culturally relevant services as well as national services.
The SANE Guide to staying alive
A comprehensive guide for general audiences on the prevention of suicide, recovering from a suicide attempt and dealing with bereavement after losing someone by suicide.
The Statistics at a Glance: The Mental Health of LGBTI People in Australia
Although most Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers.
This document aims to provide a snapshot of what is known of the current mental health and wellbeing outcomes of LGBTI people in Australia.
The Suicide Prevention Hub: Best practice programs and services
The Suicide Prevention Hub: Best practice programs and services (The Hub) is an online resource supporting communities to find high quality, evaluated, suicide prevention initiatives in Australia. It aims to support continuous improvement in the suicide prevention sector. The Hub supports those commissioning (Primary Health Networks, schools, councils, community groups etc.), and those supplying programs and services to communities, to improve the quality and evidence-base of their suicide prevention activities. Organisations are encouraged to submit their programs and services for independent review and listing on The Hub as a quality program if criteria is met. Organisations who do not make a listing on The Hub may be invited to receive mentoring support that will help build their capacity and enable them to re-submit for potential listing.
Warning signs for suicide and self-harm
The Black Dog Institute website includes resources to educate people on the warning signs of suicide and self-harm, and on how to act swiftly to seek help accordingly. If you're concerned that someone is thinking about taking their own life, it's important to talk to them by being kind and direct. Suicide can be prevented by recognising the warning signs and knowing the four steps to help prevent suicide. They are:
1. Ask – asking decreases risk.
2. Listen and Stay – check their safety, don’t leave them alone.
3. Get Help – if someone’s life is in danger, call Emergency on 000; Lifeline on 13 11 14; or take them straight to Emergency at a hospital; see a GP or psychologist.
4. Follow Up – make sure you check up on the person often.
Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource
Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource draws from the consulting room experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of LGBTI clients.
It is designed to assist a broad group of helping professionals who may want to work with LGBTI clients. It may be useful to psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or youth workers.
You Got This Mate
You Got This Mate provides tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health.
Young people - Mental health
Information for young people aged between 12-25 relating to general mental health, physical health, work and study, and drug and alcohol use.