In Times of Crisis

Many people who have been abused, neglected or repeatedly traumatised experience intense emotional pain and distress at different times. If you or someone you know is feeling like this there is help and support for you.

If you are feeling suicidal or unsafe

If someone you know is suicidal or in danger

  • Call LIFELINE on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on
    1300 69 467 (they also have online chat) for immediate help. They are open 24/7.
  • Call a friend, family member or neighbour you trust. It is important to try and find someone who can be with you and who can support you to find help.
  • If you are having suicidal thoughts but are not in immediate danger, speak with your doctor, counsellor or other health professional as soon as you can so you can develop an action plan to keep you safe.
  • If you don’t have a counsellor or health professional you can call, and are not in immediate crisis, call the Blue Knot Helpline and Redress Support Service on 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm Monday to Sunday to find support.
  • Call 000 for the ambulance or the police. Stay calm, explain the situation, give the address and directions while supporting and protecting the person who is in danger.
  • Remember that whenever a person talks, writes or hints about suicide to listen to them, be with them, take them seriously and find professional help. People who have attempted suicide in the past are at serious risk of attempting suicide again in the future.
  • Call LIFELINE on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on
    1300 69 467 if you have concerns about another person. They are open 24/7.

If you or someone you know is in danger or needs immediate medical attention, please call 000.

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