“This event is an example, a template if you like, of how to handle this issue. I’d love to see this in every town.”

Samuel Johnson at Winter Solstice 2018

Please note that Survivors of Suicide & Friends are not a support service and cannot provide direct help or medical advice but we can offer a list of useful contacts.

If you, or anyone you know needs immediate help, please call 000.

If you are in crisis, Lifeline call service is available 24/7 – 13 11 14

1800 77 7337 is the Peer CARE Companion ‘warmline’ 48 hour call-back service.
The warmline provides people with lived experience or who are bereaved by suicide an opportunity to connect, be heard, and for their distress to be compassionately explored and understood by another person through the mutual understanding that comes with meaningful shared experience. It is not a crisis line.

Services

NATIONAL

LIFELINE – 24/7

https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Main Helpline: 13 11 14

Text Service: 0477 131 14

Web Chat:

https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/   

 

13YARN

Counselling Support – For Indigenous

Australians 24/7

13 92 76

https://www.13yarn.org.au/

BEYONDBLUE

Counselling service

1300 224 636

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

BLACK DOG INSTITUTE                                                                                            www.blackdoginstitute.org.au 

02 9382 4530            

KIDS HELPLINE 24/7

Counselling services for teens aged 5-25 

Young adults aged 18-25

1800 551 800

www.kidshelpline.com.au 

WebChat counselling

https://kidshelpline.com.au/get-help/webchat-counselling 

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA – 24/7

Support counselling for men in crisis  

1300 789 978

https://mensline.org.au/

MIND AUSTRALIA

VIC, QLD & SA. 

Main Helpline: 1300 286 463

Carer Helpline Available: 1300 554 660  

https://mindaustralia.org.au/

Registered NDIS provider ages 16-64 

OPEN ARMS – VETERANS & FAMILIES COUNSELLING 

24/7 Crisis support

1800 011 046

https://www.openarms.gov.au/

QLIFE AUSTRALIA

Available 3:00PM – Midnight Daily

1800 184 527

WebChat

https://qlife.org.au/

SANE AUSTRALIA

Counselling Support & Forums

Complex Mental Health 18+ 

1800 187 263 – 10:00AM-10:00PM

https://www.sane.org/

REGIONAL SUPPORT

MENTAL HEALTH LINE NSW – 24/7

1800 011 511

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/

PARENT LINE NSW

1300 130 052

Mental Health Resources

https://raisingchildren.net.au/

SUICIDELINE VICTORIA

Counselling support for anyone at risk or affected by suicide

1300 651 251

https://suicideline.org.au/

SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE (NATIONAL)

 

ROSES IN THE OCEAN
A call back service ‘warmline’ will connect you with a Peer Care companion who has a similar lived experience of suicide.

Peer Care Connect Warmline
1800 777 7337

rosesintheocean.com.au/sp-peer-care-connect/

SUICIDE CALLBACK SERVICE – 24/7
Virtual chat counselling for anyone who is affected by suicide
Main Helpline: 1300 659 467
suicidecallbackservice.org.au

POSTVENTION AUSTRALIA
Support and resources for those bereaved by suicide
1300 024 357
postventionaustralia.org

WING OF HOPE
Information, advice and guidance for people bereaved and impacted
by suicide
Wingsofhope.org.au

JESUIT SOCIAL SERVICES
Support after suicide
03 9421 7640
03 9421 7698
Jss.org.au

SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA
SPA is the national peak body for the suicide sector and not a support service
suicidepreventionaust.org

BEREAVED BY SUICIDE CENTRE FOR INTENSE GRIEF THERAPY
Dr Diana Sands
dianasands@bereavedbysuicide.com.au
0414 721 653
bereavedbysuicide.com.au

LOCAL (ALBURY / WODONGA)

ALBURY-WODONGA MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE 24 HR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE

1300 104 211 

ALBURY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (BRAIN & MIND MIND CENTRE)

Treatment clinical on referral

02 6058 1750 

8:30AM – 5:00PM

WODONGA ADULT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH 

02 6051 7950 

ALBURY WODONGA ABORIGINAL HEALTH SERVICE

64 Daniel St, Glenroy-Albury

86-90 Rowan Street, Wangaratta

111-113 Hume Street, Wodonga 

Open Business Hours Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)

8:30AM-12:30PM

1:30PM-5:00PM 

02 6040 1200 

HEADSPACE ALBURY WODONGA & WANGARATTA

155 High St, Wodonga 

02 6055 9555 

WAY OUT WODONGA – LGBTIQ+ Information & Support

The Alphabet crew welcomes same sex atracted, intersex, transgender and gender diverse young people and friends. Aged 12-18 

0437 252 130

wow@gatewayhealth.org.au

rainbownetwork.com.au (National) 

POLICE ALBURY

02 6023 9299 

POLICE WODONGA

02 6049 2600

NATIONAL

LIFELINE – 24/7
Main Helpline: 13 11 14
Text Service: 0477 131 14
Web Chat is also available
Lifeline.org.au

BEYONDBLUE
1300 224 636
beyondblue.org.au

BLACK DOG INSTITUTE
www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

KIDS HELPLINE 24/7
Counselling services for ageas 5-17
1800 551 800
Webchat
Email
kidshelpline.com.au

MENSLINE AUSTRALIA – 24/7
Support for men in crisis phone/online
1300 789 978
mensline.org.au

MIND AUSTRALIA
Vic, Qld & SA.
Main Helpline: 1300 286 463
Carer Helpline Available: 1300 554 660
mindaustralia.org.au
Registered NDIS provider ages 16 – 64

OPEN ARMS – VETERANS & FAMILIES COUNSELLING
24/7 Crisis support
1800 011 046
openarms.gov.au

QLIFE AUSTRALIA
Available 3:00pm – Midnight Daily
1800 184 527
Web Chat
qlife.org.au

SANE AUSTRALIA
Business hours: 1800 187 263
After hours: Sane Forums
sane.org.au
Complex Mental Health 18+

THE SAMARITANS AUSTRALIA
Main Helpline: 153 247
Youthline WA: 1800 198 313
thesamaritans.org.au

REGIONAL SUPPORT

MENTAL HEALTH LINE NSW – 24/7
1800 011 511
Health.nsw.gov.au

PARENT LINE NSW
1300 130 052
raisingchildren.net.au

SUICIDELINE VICTORIA
Phone and online support for anyone affected by suicide
1300 651 251
Suicideline.org.au

HOLD ONTO LIFE
1800 465 366
aspf.com.au

SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE (NATIONAL)

SUICIDE CALLBACK SERVICE – 24/7
Virtual chat counselling for anyone who is affected by suicide
Main Helpline: 1300 659 467
suicidecallbackservice.org.au

POSTVENTION AUSTRALIA
Support and resources for those bereaved by suicide
1300 024 357
postventionaustralia.org

WING OF HOPE
Information, advice and guidance for people bereaved and impacted
by suicide
Wingsofhope.org.au

JESUIT SOCIAL SERVICES
Support after suicide
03 9421 7640
03 9421 7698
Jss.org.au

SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA
SPA is the national peak body for the suicide sector and not a support service
suicidepreventionaust.org

BEREAVED BY SUICIDE CENTRE FOR INTENSE GRIEF THERAPY
Dr Diana Sands
dianasands@bereavedbysuicide.com.au
0414 721 653
bereavedbysuicide.com.au

LOCAL (ALBURY / WODONGA)

ALBURY-WODONGA MENTAL HEALTH TRIAGE 24 HR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE
1300 104 211

ALBURY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (BRAIN & MIND MIND CENTRE)
Treatment clinical on referral
02 6058 1750
8:30am – 5:00pm

WODONGA ADULT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
02 6051 7950

ALBURY WODONGA ABORIGINAL HEALTH SERVICE
Albury – 64 Daniel St, Glenroy
Wangaratta – 86-90 Rowan Street, Wang
Wodonga – 111-113 Hume Street, Wodonga
Open Business Hours Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
8:30am-12:30pm
1:30pm-5:00pm
02 6040 1200

HEADSPACE ALBURY WODONGA & WANGARATTA
155 High St , Wodonga
02 6055 9555

WAY OUT WODONGA – LGBTIQ Information & Support
The Alphabet crew welcomes same sex atracted, intersex, transgender and gender diverse young people and friends. Ages 12-18
0437 252 130
wow@gatewayhealth.org.au
rainbownetwork.com.au

POLICE ALBURY

02 6023 9299

POLICE WODONGA

02 6049 2600

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry about SOS&F or the Winter Solstice, please do not hesitate to reach out.
We’ll endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.