CatholicCare NT – Taking Action to Tackle Suicide
CatholicCare can offer help to anyone who is concerned about, or experiencing suicidal ideation.
In the Tiwi Islands we help build the communitys capacity to support vulnerable members and in Tennant Creek we are able to provide direct assistance to people seeking help.
Headspace is a free and confidential service that can help eligible young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in 4 key areas: Mental Health, Physical and Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support.
Headspace Darwin encompasses a headspace Primary, headspace Early Psychosis and an Enhanced Care service.
Lifeline Central Australia
Welcome to Lifeline Central Australia. Lifeline Central Australia Incorporated opened in Alice Springs on the 1st July 2003. Our primary focus is on community education and training, particularly in the area of suicide awareness and prevention.
Provides community education and outreach about suicide prevention, awareness and assistance for all communities across the Northern Territory, including remote and isolated communities.
Lifeline Telephone Crisis Support
A twenty-four-hour telephone crisis support, information and referral service available nationally that provides an immediate and confidential opportunity to discuss a problem or concern.
The service responds to callers of all ages with a wide range of concerns and emergencies including matters involving relationships, domestic violence, family issues, youth issues, child abuse, anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, loneliness, unemployment, grief, problems at work or school, homelessness, money worries, drug & alcohol problems and suicide. A particular focus is suicide prevention and mental health.
Workshops such as Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK and The Accidental Counsellor. The courses run over two days or for half a day and are relevant for community members, mental health workers, housing workers, medical practitioners, teachers & school support staff, counsellors, youth workers, domestic violence support workers, drug & alcohol workers, police & corrections staff and clergy.
Thirrili Postvention Services
Once we are notified of a loss of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person to suicide or other traumatic incident, we assess who is best placed to assist the family.
We will work with local Elders, community and Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander organisations to ensure a community response is put in place to support bereaved individuals and families.
We can travel to provide support if invited by the family or we can provide advice to Community Leaders or Elders and local services on how best to respond.
Our aim is not to replace the good work being done by local services. Rather, we aim to compliment the work being done by them to ensure the best outcome for families and their communities.
We meet with individuals and families to discuss their needs. We are able to provide practical social support, link people with a range of local social, health and community services and where appropriate continue to work with local services to ensure care and support continues beyond the immediate aftermath of the traumatic incident (we call this throughcare).
We can advocate on behalf of families to assist them access the supports they need in their time of grief. Our impartiality and independence enables us to be strong advocates for families, ensuring that services are working together to provide coordinated care.
To contact a Postvention Advocate call 1800 805 801
The 1800 805 801 number is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you know is suicidal
If you are looking for help, please call one of the following national helplines:
Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call).