Accreditation Directory

The Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program is the only national accreditation program of its kind. It is designed to assure the safety, quality and efficacy of Australia’s suicide prevention programs.

Services listed below in the Accreditation Directory have met or are undertaking formal independent assessment against Suicide Prevention Australia Standards for Quality Improvement, 2nd Edition. 

To find out more about the Accreditation Program, please contact Suicide Prevention Australia on qip@suicidepreventionaust.org.

The Suicide Prevention Accreditation program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program

If you work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide, this program can provide the training you need. Run by Anglicare and funded by the NSW and Australian Governments, the Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program is suited to aged care workers, retirement living and home care staff, pharmacists, geriatricians, GP practice staff (clinical and non-clinical), carers both paid and unpaid, and anyone in Australia who works closely with older people.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Compassionate Foundations (Australian Public Service Commission)

Compassionate Foundations is an upstream suicide prevention eLearning program designed specifically for the Australian Public Service. Compassionate Foundations is focused on building positive human-to-human interactions that promote compassion, connection and understanding. It teaches practical skills and concepts that aim to improve understanding of psychological and suicidal distress, and to empower staff to provide effective and safe support to people, no matter what their role is or what experience they have. The program is free for all Australian Public Servants and Commonwealth employees via APSLearn.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

The Way Back Support Service

Beyond Blue developed The Way Back Support Service to support them through this critical risk period. A Support Coordinator contacts the person within one business day of receiving their referral and tailors a program for up to three months after discharge from hospital.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

CALM

CALM empowers participants to recognise and respond to suicide risk, and to support someone through stages of positive intervention, the development of a safety plan, and linking to other services for further help.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

CALM Care

CALM Care is a 3.5hr suicide awareness program based on the evaluated and suicide prevention accredited CALM model of suicide intervention. CALM Care provides a 4-stage model (Connect-Ask-Refer-Exit) to assist participants to be suicide aware. Participants learn how to recognise somebody may be at risk and how to Connect with them. They will learn and have the skills to Ask about suicide, be able to be with the person and then ensure they are appropriately Referred to people and services, either through a warm referral or through the CALM Care App. Lastly we cover how to Exit safely and ensure they and the person they had the ‘CALM Conversation’ with are supported.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

The Wayback Program – CCNB

The Way Back Support Service (The Way Back) was developed by Beyond Blue and CCNB is commissioned to provide the service for the Northern Sydney Region. The Way Back supports people who have recently experienced a suicidal crisis or attempted suicide and provides non-clinical, practical support in the community for up to three months. Participation is voluntary and support is guided by your needs. CCNB work in collaboration with all hospitals, community health teams and local GPs to support people who have presented to hospital following a suicide attempt. Support can be obtained from CCNB by calling 1300 002 262 or emailing ccnb@ccnb.com.au
NSW
✔ Accredited

Connecting with People

Connecting with People has been designed to meet the differing mental health training needs of a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, social care, statutory bodies, further & higher education, workplaces and the wider community
ACTNSWSATAS
✔ Accredited

CORES Suicide Prevention Training

The Community Response to Eliminating Suicide (CORES) training program was developed in the rural community of Kentish, in Tasmania, and has been operating since 2003 within Tasmania. It was developed by the community, for the community, and people with ‘Lived Experience’ were involved from the onset. Volunteer Peer Facilitators were trained to deliver the one-day course and this provided sustainability of the program. The training provides individuals and communities with the essential skills and resources required to identify and respond to a person at risk of suicide and build on a communities’ capacity to eliminate suicide.
NSWQLDSATAS
✔ Accredited

Resilience First Aid

Resilience First Aid (RFA) is a two-day certification course delivered by Driven that teaches critical conversational skills to proactively build resilience in others as a preventative approach to mental health and suicide prevention. Participants become community resilience champions by learning about a scientifically proven six factor resilience model, understanding highs and lows to look for, and learning skills that lifts both the resilience of others and themselves. Physical and digital resources are provided to facilitate conversations and reinforce resilience over time, helping to build strong connections with the community.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

High Adversity Resilience Training

Hello Driven's, High Adversity Resilience Training (HART) teaches advanced resilience skills for unique and extreme challenges. HART is valuable for emergency responders, Defence personnel, healthcare workers, and other professionals who manage extreme situations. This is a two-day certification course that forms part of the larger HART Culture system, providing training to leadership, management, staff, and family members to build a resilient and supportive environment. This course includes unique skills like Sustainable Compartmenting, building resilience to vicarious and direct trauma, along with other science-based skills to proactively prevent traumatic injury and protect mental health.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

HOPE (Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement)

Eastern Health provides support for people at the point of hospital discharge that are identified as at-risk of suicide and, or repeated intentional self-harm.
VIC
✔ Accredited

Brief Intervention Team

Brief Intervention team provide short term support (six sessions) using Brief Solution Focused Therapy approach for people with thoughts of suicide. Consumers are referred to the clinic via various areas within Eastern Health Mental Health such as psychiatric triage, crisis teams, emergency department or community mental health teams.
VIC
✔ Accredited

Suicide Prevention Virtual Reality Training Tool

Ergonomie has developed a pilot Virtual Reality training tool for Sydney Trains station staff, to increase the understanding and identification of pre-suicide behaviours at train stations. The training tool aims to encourage staff to take a more vigilant and proactive approach to scanning the station environment and interacting with passengers. It is also designed to empower station staff with the knowledge of how to best manage passengers at risk of suicide, including the development of "active prevention" techniques. In 2022, Ergonomie aims to work with subject matter experts to develop and refine the training tool. Once finalised, it is envisaged that it will be rolled out across the Sydney Trains network.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Next Steps

Grand Pacific Health provides this service for those who have attempted suicide or are at risk of doing so. It is primarily staffed by peer workers who work collaboratively with clinicians to support the person through a suicidal crisis and address the primary drivers of suicide. Referrals are currently only accepted through Illawarra/Shoalhaven LHD (Wollongong, Nowra) or Southern NSW LHD (Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Queanbeyan), Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations in these areas and Towards Zero Suicides Initiatives. Referrals are currently only accepted through Illawarra/Shoalhaven LHD (Wollongong, Nowra) or Southern NSW LHD (Bega, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Queanbeyan), Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations in these areas and Towards Zero Suicide Initiatives.
NSW
✔ Accredited

The Way Back Support Service

Developed by Beyond Blue in 2010 to support people who had attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis. The service focuses on providing support for up to three months in the critical period following an attempt or suicidal crisis. The service provides non-clinical, practical support and linkages to services in the community around their identified needs of support. The focus is on meeting the person where is most comfortable for them, which may be in their home, in community or at our sites. The team at Grand Pacific Health is made up of a Clinical Lead/Team Leader and Support Coordinators who work in close partnership with the LHD, who are the referrers to the service.
NSW
✔ Accredited

HealthWISE Community Based Suicide Prevention Service

The HealthWISE Suicide Prevention program is an innovative model which incorporates clinical and lived experience support as well as community and health professional capacity building. The program includes those bereaved by suicide as well as those affected by historical suicides and/or attempts. The impact of suicides, especially on small rural and/or small Indigenous communities is widespread, ongoing and must be an important consideration in an effective aftercare model. The objective of the Suicide Prevention Program is to contribute to reducing the number of people who die by suicide and decrease the number of individuals who attempt suicide or experience suicidal crisis in NSW by providing timely, compassionate and appropriate support to individuals who have attempted suicide and support for people affected by a death by suicide.
NSW
✔ Accredited

ifarmwell

ifarmwell is a free farmer-focused program which has been designed by Australian farmers, to help other Australian farmers, cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. The evidence-based website is also informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and has been popular with farmers because it speaks to them in a way they can understand and offers up practical tools and strategies which can be built into their everyday lives. You do not have to have a mental health problem to benefit, and it is relevant to people who work with or support farmers and their families too. Visit the www.ifarmwell.com.au to learn more and get started. To take a tour of the website and how it works, visit - https://vimeo.com/659218373
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Cool Connections in School

Iris Foundation delivers Cool Connections which is an eight-week, in-school program for students in Years 5 and 6, that helps them identify their own positive qualities.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Support After Suicide

Support After Suicide is a program of Jesuit Social Services funded by the Federal Government through the Victorian Primary Health Networks.   Support After Suicide provides specialist suicide bereavement counselling to individuals, couples and families who are bereaved by suicide. Given the complexity and intensity of the experience, it can be beneficial to speak with someone who has the sensitivity and expertise in how to respond.   Counselling is available at locations in Victoria and New South Wales in person, by phone and Zoom.   Support After Suicide also facilitates a range of support groups including peer support and professionally facilitated.
NSWVIC
✔ Accredited

Lifeline Direct AfterCare

Lifeline Direct’s AfterCare is designed to increase access and engagement with care to prevent repetition of suicidal behaviour.  The program provides rapid and assertive outreach to people who have recently attempted suicide for up to three months.  AfterCare coordinators work alongside individuals to provide person-centred, non-clinical, practical support in the community, to build self-resilience, social connectedness, and capacity to seek help.  AfterCare progressively builds on the participant’s resources, networks, and support options to empower them and provide choice and control throughout their recovery journey. Participants may choose to access Lifeline Direct’s complementary services including counselling, Eclipse groups and care calls.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Lifeline Direct Eclipse

Lifeline Direct’s Eclipse gives people the chance to meet and talk to others who have survived a suicide attempt and offers an opportunity to learn skills that may help participants to cope with feelings and thoughts of suicide. The closed, eight-week group focuses on creating bonds between participants and facilitators that allow members to feel safe in sharing their thoughts and emotions related to their suicide attempt.  Once a safe group environment is achieved, the focus of the group expands to include an emphasis on tools and skills that will help members to stay safe from a future suicide attempt.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Lifeline Crisis Support Suicide Aftercare Program

Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney's Suicide Aftercare Program offers short term crisis support to people who have attempted suicide, are experiencing a crisis in their lives and who need someone to talk to.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Eclipse Support Group

Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney provide ECLIPSE as a support group for adults who have survived a suicide attempt, regardless of whether the attempt was recent or in the past.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Lifeline Macarthur & Western Sydney's Support Group will assist you to break down the silence that locks away the guilt, shame, anger, intense pain and the "why". The Group is a safe place to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings with others who understand the enormity of your loss. The Group is structured so that those bereaved can share their experiences as well as being supported in managing their grief.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Lifeline Hospital to Recovery

Peer worker collocated between Lifeline Mid Coast and Port Macquarie Base Hospital Community Health supporting patients that have attempted suicide.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Eclipse Support Group

Lifeline Mid Coast delivers ECLIPSE which is a support group for adults who have survived a suicide attempt.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Support after Suicide

Support for family or friends after suicide. Lifeline Mid Coast’s Support After Suicide Bereavement Groups are for adults who have experienced the loss of someone through suicide.
NSW
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks Start

LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program for all Australians 15 years and over to learn how to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and respond to keep them safe.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks safeTALK

LivingWorks' safeTALK is a half-day alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks ASIST

Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the LivingWorks ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks I-ASIST

LivingWorks' I-ASIST is an innovative, Indigenous-first suicide intervention training program co-designed with Indigenous leadership and consultation.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks safeTALK in Schools

LivingWorks safeTALK in Schools is a half day, face-to-face workshop. Delivered from a proven evidence-base, this program is the first school suicide first aid training program developed in Australia. LivingWorks safeTALK in Schools demonstrates the importance of suicide alertness and helps teachers, support staff, and students identify ways people invite help when they're at risk before a crisis. The program teaches a simple yet effective model to engage with people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources that can carry out a full-scale intervention.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks LGBTIQ+ ASIST

LivingWorks LGBTIQ+ ASIST has been developed in collaboration with LGBTIQ+ people to be delivered by community, for community. It provides the same gold standard as LivingWorks ASIST with additional measures to incorporate the unique experiences and needs of people with diverse sexualities and genders in suicide prevention and intervention.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LivingWorks Faith

Blending Scriptural wisdom and proven best practices, LivingWorks Faith is designed for all Christian ministry leaders who want to learn to effectively prevent, intervene, and minister around the issue of suicide in their congregations.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Welfare Warrior Training

Love Me Love You deliver the Welfare Warrior Training to enable participants to develop a greater understanding of how to tackle the challenges associated with mental health. Participants will walk away with a toolkit of resources, skills and research based strategies that help foster a positive change in the mental health outcomes of your workplace or community.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Conversations About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Half-day course for adults assisting someone engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.  You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to assist a person who is engaging in self-injury, using three evidence based key actions. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It is only delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Conversations About Suicide

Half-day course for adults assisting someone experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.    You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person, using three evidence based key actions.   This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It is only delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Course

14-hour course for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person; available via face-to face, blended face to face, and online delivery modes. From a culturally informed perspective you will learn how to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems. The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only delivered by Accredited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Suitable for all interested adults including school staff, support workers, parent and community who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait young people; 14-18 hour course available via face-to face and online delivery modes. Developed by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people this informative and strengths-based course will teach you how to assist Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional support is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan. This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems. The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only delivered by Accredited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Course

Suitable for adults who work with, live with or care for a person aged over 65; 12-hour course available via face-to-face delivery mode.   You will learn how to assist a person aged 65+ who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.   This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It is only delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

Suitable for adults in workplaces, schools, and community settings to support other adults; 12-hour course available via face-to face, blended face-to face, and online delivery modes.   You will learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence-based action plan.   This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals. It is only delivered by Accredited MHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Talking About Suicide

Half-day course for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.   You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours, using three evidence based key actions.   This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems.   The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only deliverable by Accredited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Talking About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Half-day course for adults assisting an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person engaging in non-suicidal self-injury.   You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person engaging in non-suicidal self-injury, using three evidence based key actions.   This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander mental health professionals, many of whom also have lived experience of mental health problems.   The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous adults, and is only delivered by Accredited Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMHFA Instructors.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Teen Mental Health First Aid Course

Suitable for adolescents in Years 7-9 and 10-12 to provide peer-to-peer support; 3.5-hour course available via a face-to face delivery mode.   Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also the time when mental health problems can first emerge. During high school years, mental health problems are among the leading courses of falling grades, problems with friends, and relationships, substance use or abuse and they can have lifelong impact. That’s where Mental Health First Aid training can help.   With a focus on improved mental health literacy and early intervention, the peer-to-peer Teen MHFA course is for high school students Years 7-9 and Years 10-12. Students learn how to support a peer using an evidence based and age-appropriate action plan.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Suitable for school staff, support workers, parents, and other adults to support young people; 14-hour course available via face-to face, blended face-to face, and online delivery modes.   Adolescence is a time of important change and development. It is also the time when mental health problems can first emerge. During high school years, mental health problems are among the leading courses of falling grades, problems with friends, and relationships, substance use or abuse and they can have lifelong impact. That’s where Mental Health First Aid training can help.   With a focus on improved mental health literacy and early intervention, Youth MHFA is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents such as teachers, school support staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Mentor Training & Life Mentoring in the Community

Mentoring Men is a registered Australian charity providing free long-term, one-to-one life mentoring for men who are going through some challenges or changes in their life. Our early intervention program is designed to prevent Mentees’ issues turning into a crisis. Volunteer Mentors are trained in advanced communication skills to enable Mentees to be supported and encouraged in safety and without judgement, while Mentees are provided with training content to reinforce their decision to seek help in their life journey. Mentors and Mentees are carefully matched based on age, location and life experiences relevant to fostering a successful relationship.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Mind Blank for Schools

The Mind Blank for Schools program uses interactive theatre as a mental health promotional tool. Our depression awareness and suicide prevention program is specially-designed to showcase stories of lived experience to help young people to identify signs and symptoms of mental health issues developing. Throughout the program we use roleplay techniques to build skills and support mental health help-seeking tactics in a time of need.
ACTNSWNTQLDVIC
✔ Accredited

Mind Blank – Workplace Mental Health Workshop

Mind Blank’s mental health workplace programs help people to build resilience skills and support wellbeing strategies.  Through our interactive workshops, we provide a non-threatening environment to host important conversations to discuss how mental health issues can develop in the workplace. Our depression awareness and suicide prevention initiatives use role play techniques to guide staff to implement early intervention tactics.
ACTNSWNTQLDVIC
✔ Accredited

Workbench for the Mind

Workbench for the mind is a resilience building program created by suicide prevention advocate and positive psychology & wellbeing consultant and Mental Health First Aid facilitator Suzi Evans. The idea behind ‘Workbench for the mind’ is to provide a safe, supportive space where people can uncover their own inner resources that can be used to improve their wellbeing. 1: Lay everything out on the table 2: Understand how the brain works, you can mould your brain (or workbench) through plasticity to change, re-organise and adapt habits and thought patterns. 3: Find out what tools you already have on your workbench 4: Identify the tools you need to improve your resilience These skills are based on Suzi’s lived experience combined with her studies in Positive Psychology & Wellbeing.  Suzi can tailor make the workshop to suit your industry or environment.  The positive psychology approach has been clinically proven to increased well-being and reduced depression levels. ‘Workbench for the mind’ gives participants the ability to listen, understand, communicate effectively, as well as manage their own emotions in positive ways through their emotional journey.  
SA
✔ Accredited

Truckies Tune Up

The Truckies Tune Up is a health screen that recommends small actions that drivers can take to improve parts of their health. The OzHelp wellbeing team, including a nurse, visit truck side road stops and distribution centres to conduct this brief 20-minute physical and mental health check for truck drivers. This includes general physical and mental health, cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight, sleep, exercise, and diet.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Tradie Tune Up

OzHelp’s wellbeing team, including a nurse, visit work sites to conduct brief 20-minute physical and mental health checks for workers. This includes checking blood pressure and assessing diabetes risk as well as providing information for maintaining health and wellness.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Workplace Tune Up

The Workplace Tune Up is a health and wellbeing screening tool incorporating reliable and validated measures delivered online. This innovative market leading tool includes a benchmark report to employers giving them a snapshot of the overall health of their workforce. The participants on the other hand receive tailored results and recommendations as well as ongoing support from the OzHelp wellbeing support team.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Wellbeing Empowerment Program

OzHelp's program is a foundational health and wellbeing awareness session. Participants can expect to increase their knowledge and understanding of depression, anxiety and suicide while learning strategies for personal resilience. The program is designed to inspire participants to engage in self-care, seek help when they need it, and look out for others.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Peer Supporter Training

OzHelp's Peer Supporter Training shares methods and techniques to assist with ‘on the ground support’ to workmates who may be experiencing a tough time. This training aims to increase the amount of support across a workforce by empowering fellow workmates to appropriately and safely connect in a positive manner.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Counselling and wellbeing support

OzHelp offer free counselling to clients in the Building & Construction industry in the ACT and their immediate family members. The counsellors are fully qualified and registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). The team can offer online, face-to-screen and telephone counselling capability which has enabled access to counselling and support to a larger demographic and in line with the needs of our target audience. Their team specialise in the field of suicide prevention and postvention, however, the team is also highly skilled in helping our clients with a wide range of concerns, some of which include anxiety, stress & depression, alcohol, drugs or gambling, relationship challenges and work/life balance.
ACT
✔ Accredited

Life Skills Toolbox

Life Skills Toolbox is a health and wellbeing program aimed at supporting apprentices in high risk, hard to reach industries. The program assists participants to identify resources and build skills to navigate life's challenges, while also addressing multiple psychosocial risk factors for suicide. The program comprises of six individual (3 hour) modules, which can be delivered as a whole package or individual modules.

The evidence-based program, designed by OzHelp, is facilitated by qualified trainers, to participants with a skills-based focus. A range of multi-media activities are incorporated into the program, with opportunities to practice these skills in a safe learning environment.

ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Structured Intervention Program for Suicide Attempters

The Structured Intervention Program for Suicide-Attempters (SIPS) is a brief, structured and client-centred intervention for individuals who have had a recent suicide attempt. SIPS is a collaborative approach, not a stand-alone program. PsychMed have designed the program to run alongside a client’s existing mental health treatment, with the aim to reduce suicide risk beyond treatment as usual, as well as giving clients focused, targeted time for discussion of suicidal thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The program consists of 3-4 sessions of individual therapy with a trained psychologist, designed to create an understanding of previous suicidal crisis, existing risk factors, personal warning signs, and both short and long-term safety plans. Information gained in the SIPS program will be shared with the client’s supporting health professionals, to help them receive collaborative and coordinated care.
SA
✔ Accredited

Culturally Responsive Suicide Prevention Training for Human Service Workers

A self-directed, online training course which teaches learners how to identify and support people from culturally diverse backgrounds who may be at risk of suicide. The training course takes 5-6 hours to complete and is comprised of 4 modules:
  1. Culture and suicide.
  2. Suicide prevention: how to recognise, respond and support.
  3. Practicing suicide prevention in your organisation for volunteers and staff.
  4. Supporting people bereaved by suicide.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Healing Your Life

Quest for Life have developed an interactive, 5-day residential program for people living with a variety of traumas and the challenging emotions elicited by them.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Moving Beyond Trauma

Quest for Life have developed Moving Beyond Trauma designed to assist people with post-trauma stress symptoms to reclaim their lives and create greater control over their emotional equilibrium and their lifestyle choices.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Our Voice in Action

Our Voice in Action is a two-day workshop designed by Roses in the Ocean to develop specific skills for impactful engagement in suicide prevention activities.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Voices of In-Sight

Roses in the Ocean has developed the Voices of In-Sight speakers program. The Program is a highly reflective, facilitated process where you are afforded the gift of time … time to reflect & explore your own story, time to connect with others who have walked in similar shoes, time to hear different perspectives of suicide, and time to develop a structured, well messaged story that will have a positive impact on whoever has the privilege of hearing it.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

LaunchPad

Roses in the Ocean's LaunchPad is an empowering one-day workshop designed to assist community-based suicide prevention action groups to use their lived experience in a planned, coordinated and impactful manner.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Peer CARE Companion

Roses in the Ocean's Peer CARE Companion workshop is designed to assist people with a lived experience of suicide to see themselves as valuable contributors to suicide prevention and to appreciate what it takes to walk as a peer alongside someone needing support.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

TouchPoints

Roses in the Ocean delivers this informative and interactive four-hour workshop designed specifically to give community members an insight into suicide through the lens of people who have personally experienced it. The workshop will equip them with the right knowledge and practical tools to reduce the emotional pain experienced by many around us, and even save a life
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Living Perspectives

Living Perspectives of Suicide is a half or full day suicide awareness and intervention workshop designed collaboratively between Roses in the Ocean and Lifeline Queensland.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Suicide Prevention Peer Workforce Development Service

The Suicide Prevention (SP) Peer Workforce Development Service is a suite of resources and training for the emerging Suicide Prevention Peer Workforce. Roses In the Ocean have created specialised training for people with a lived experience of suicide wishing to work in formal peer roles within suicide prevention services, and a range of peer support services and resources for them and the organisations who engage them.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Suicide Prevention Peer CARE Connect

Suicide Prevention (SP) Peer CARE Connect is a suicide prevention call-back service, and has been created by Roses in the Ocean to provide a safe place for people with a lived experience of suicide to connect with others with a similar lived experience of suicide.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Pop-Up Safe Spaces

The Pop-up Safe Space model has the versatility to look, feel and operate in different ways depending on the specific and evolving needs of a community. Considerations include immediacy of need, demographics, priority population groups, geographical challenges, what an individual community wants, and what they have access to in terms of physical space. Roses in the Ocean will pilot  Pop-up Safe Space – deployed and delivered by Roses in the Ocean to meet short term immediate community need, set up for a limited time-period (approx 4-8 weeks) and rapidly mobilised in response to urgent and immediate community need for intensive support. Safe spaces are perhaps the most realised expression of Roses in the Ocean’s commitment to reduce emotional distress and pain, and are a celebration of the organisations ability to deliver outcomes informed and designed by people with a lived experience of suicide.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Finding My Voice

Roses in the Ocean's Finding My Voice is a one-day workshop designed to introduce those with a lived experience of suicide seeking to become involved in suicide prevention. To understand why and how lived experience of suicide can drive positive change and appreciate the power and diversity of lived experience perspectives. Through this workshop, you will gain insights into the current landscape of suicide prevention and the ways in which you can contribute. You will explore the concepts of compassionate curiosity, self-care, and sustainability in suicide prevention.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Collaborating to Create Systems Change Program

Collaborating to Create Systems Change is a workshop by Roses in the Ocean designed for people involved, individually or, as part of a Lived Experience Advisory, Reference or Working Group working to influence and inform system change. It provides key insights into how to effectively collaborate for positive outcomes in system reform, encouraging personal and group reflection to enhance learnings. Participants will be equipped with a deeper understanding of how lived experience can be utilised to drive meaningful change and improve experiences for others.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

RAW Country Program

RAW Country aims to improve mental health and well-being and prevent repeat suicide attempts and suicide deaths.  Our team demonstrate genuine care and have an understanding of living in rural and remote areas. They are proactive in providing ongoing practical and emotional support. The Rural Alive & Well Country team focus on person centered engagement and takes the time needed to connect with people, providing ongoing practical support and/or referral to key services.  Our approach to client engagement is ‘non-clinical’ in style and presents as caring, confidential, non-intrusive, and available when and where the help is most needed.
TAS
✔ Accredited

Stand Tall

Stand Tall Australia exists to build hope in the lives of young Australians, supporting the mental well-being of our youth through inspiring events, presentations, workshops, camps and online resources. Stand Tall events bring together thousands of secondary students from all backgrounds for inspiring and life-changing one-day live events that fill them with hope. The events are also live-streamed to more than 100,000 students around Australia. Students hear personal stories from inspirational speakers who have overcome severe adversities or set amazing goals to lead extraordinary lives. Important themes of resilience, self-value, compassion for others, skills to deal with bullying and reject dangerous behaviours such as drug-taking, all support students’ well-being, giving them perspective and confidence to embrace the future.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

StandBy Support After Suicide

StandBy is a national suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide. Postvention is about supporting families, friends, colleagues and communities at any stage after their loss.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Illawarra Shoalhaven Safe Haven

Stride's Safe Spaces (also called safe havens) are walk-in services that provide a welcoming, supportive environment and an alternative to hospital emergency departments for people experiencing psychological distress.
NSW
✔ Accredited

Safe Space Blacktown

Stride's Safe Spaces (also called safe havens) are walk-in services that provide a welcoming, supportive environment and an alternative to hospital emergency departments for people experiencing psychological distress.
NSW
✔ Accredited

FOUNDOBLUE

FOUNDOBLUE is a three-year capacity building program which has been developed to raise awareness, encourage engagement, provide links to supports, promote group support networks and advocate self-care across the NSW construction industry. The program is focused on mental health wellness, suicide prevention and building confidence in supporting help seeking behaviour from within the peer-supported industry. The three-year FOUNDOBLUE program is strategically targeted to meet the holistic mental health needs of the NSW construction industry and accomplishes this with respect, compassion and authenticity.
NSW
✔ Accredited

TrackSAFE Foundation Suicide Awareness Training

TrackSAFE’S Suicide Awareness Training is designed specifically for rail workers in Australia and New Zealand.  It helps to build skills and confidence to identify and engage with someone who may be at risk of suicide, and safely intervene.  It also provides information on support services available for rail workers post incident.  The training is free, online and takes 30 minutes.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training for Community

Wesley LifeForce Community Suicide Prevention Workshop based on the latest research in suicide prevention. Designed to help people identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and educate them on how to respond.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Training for General Practitioners & Practice Nurses

These professionals already have a significant understanding of the risk factors associated with suicide and the measures required to support those at risk. Wesley LifeForce General Practitioner & Practice Nurses Suicide Prevention Training enables them to develop their knowledge and expertise, while participating in continuing professional development.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Wesley LifeForce Community Suicide Prevention Networks

Wesley Lifeforce Networks are community-driven local groups that identify and implement grassroots initiatives to prevent suicide.   Networks have a whole of government and population reach into at risk populations and communities. Wesley Mission supports more than 130 Networks nationally including in regional and remote Australia, with 85.4% of Network members identifying as having a lived experience of suicide.   In 2021 the University of Melbourne’s longitudinal analysis of data found the establishment of a Network initially reduces suicide rates by 17%; sustained at 7% over time. The analysis found other Network impacts include:
  • increased awareness and understanding of suicide prevention issues
  • increased community knowledge and awareness of support services
  • increased community confidence and capacity to help someone at risk of suicide
  • improved service linkages and access pathways
  • reduced stigma regarding suicide which in turn facilitated help-seeking
  • greater sense of community connection.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Accredited

Youth Live4Life

Live4Life is the only mental health education and youth suicide prevention model designed specifically for rural and regional communities. Live4Life builds young people’s capacity to recognise, seek and offer help for mental health concerns and builds the capacity of a whole community to look after and support young people. Young people are recruited as youth mental health ambassadors, and local community members are trained as mental health first aid instructors. Live4Life's programs are led by a network of local organisations and schools who partner to lead and sustain the Live4Life model throughout the community.
VIC
✔ Accredited

The Wounded Butterflies – Overcoming Adversity™ program

The Wounded Butterflies – Overcoming Adversity™ program has been designed as an interactive 9 step guided workbook assisting individuals in overcoming their personal pain and trauma, rediscovering the joy in life. Created by the AW Foundation’s founder, based on lived experiences, such as surviving childhood trauma, addictions, and abuse. This program aims to assist participants in regaining control of their thoughts and how they feel.
VIC
✔ Registered for accreditation

Let’sTALK Program

The Let’sTALK Program is about ‘Letting Everyone Talk Safely’ by cultivating an environment of psychological safety. Psychological safety is the foundation of our wellbeing. Without it our relationships, resilience and results are compromised. The TALK strategies, along with the holistic approach the program takes, creates an environment of trust, understanding and caring to encourage open and safe conversations without judgement and harmful consequences. Let’sTALK is an evidence-based Program approved by psychologists, and delivered by CCC Foundation, that reminds every employee the importance of having preventative and caring conversations with their team, especially those who appear to be struggling emotionally.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Workplace Mental Health Essentials (People Leaders)

Providing practical identification, early intervention and self-care tools for individuals. Communicorp have designed Workplace Mental Health Essentials for people leaders, content includes having wellbeing conversations with employees and about the importance of supportive leadership.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Workplace Mental Health Essentials (All Staff)

Communicorp have developed Workplace Mental Health Essentials to provide practical identification, early intervention and self-care tools for individuals. Developed on the premise that ‘good work’ is good for people and focus on how to identify signs of decreased wellbeing, how to assist each other, how to detect the early warning signs of suicide, and where to get extra support if needed.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Psychological First Aid

Psychological First aid is about noticing when someone else might not be OK and offering your support. Developed by Communicorp psychologists, this program equips participants with the knowledge and skills to provide an immediate humane and supportive response to someone who is suffering and who may need support, termed “psychological first aid”, during and/or following a critical incident (at work or in the community). Anyone can provide Psychological First Aid, to support another person and help restore a sense of safety and order, so this course is suitable for anyone. This program also includes important information on how to identify if someone may require professional support in the days or weeks following an incident and how they can access further support.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Gamarada Community Healing and Cultural Leadership Program

G.U.I.R Coaching, Training, Program Development, Community Engagement and Advisory Services – G.U.I.R consultancy services draw from the framework of the G.U.I.R COURAGE Coaching Model: COURAGE: Culture, Optimism, Understanding, Relationships, Acceptance, Gratitude & Encouragement, the model combines Western behavioural approaches, Indigenous Wisdom Traditions, and elements of military leadership. G.U.I.R’s work in modifying Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for use in Indigenous mental health, and for peer-to-peer coaching and support has been recognised with multiple awards. This work was mentioned in the Citation by the chair of the academic board for the award of Honorary Doctorate in Health Sciences by the University of Sydney in 2019 conferred upon Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources founder and managing director Kira-Dhan Ken Zulumovski.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT)

HALT’s vision is that every tradie in Australia knows how to look after their mental health and wellbeing. As a grass roots health promotion charity, HALT delivers this by engaging at risk groups such a trade and blue-collar workers. HALT delivers punchy talks on how to look out for your mates by:
  • providing tips on having tough conversations
  • using the work suicide and breaking through the stigma attached to mental health
  • providing information about identifying people at risk and linking to support services at a local, state and national level
  • self-care tips through an accessible framework called 5 Ways to Wellbeing.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Support After Suicide Bereavement Group

Lifeline North Coast Support After Suicide Bereavement Group will be for adults who have experienced the loss of someone through suicide within the North Coast, NSW (Grafton to Nambucca Heads). Our bereavement support will be open groups, facilitated by trained, experienced people who have also lost a loved one to suicide. The groups provide a safe and confidential environment of trust for people to talk about what they are going through. Our participants find that sharing their experience with others, along with listening to the similar experiences of others, is invaluable. The sense of community and support that comes from participating in our group will help to relieve the intense personal pain associated with suicide bereavement.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

Mariposa Trails From Helpless to Hopeful

From  helpless to hopeful is a workshop offered across states and can be delivered in Spanish and English, focus reaching cross cultural communities. From helpless to hopeful, this 3-session community course caters to Multicultural Communities. The program focuses on enhancing  participation in suicide prevention, addressing cultural values, various stigmas, language's impacted on distress, and fostering understanding toward the  Lived Experience movement. Delving into gender roles, protective factors, and risk factors, the course explores cultural resilience, migration, and coping with challenges. Emphasizing the art of listening, it encourages open conversations about suicide and provides information on community resources, support, and interventions. The workshops, aligned with Mind Frame Guidelines and SA Suicide Prevention Plan, aims to stimulate reflection, facilitate learning, and promote cultural safety through cultural activities and practices. Each session incorporates cultural games, connection, cultural resilience,  confidentiality, and lived experiences, drawing insights from reputable sources such as PAHO and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare."
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

General Awareness Training

MATES is a charity that was established in 2008 to address high levels of suicide in the construction, mining, energy and manufacturing industries across Australia by providing suicide prevention training combined with field officer and case management support for workers and their families. MATES is by the industry, for the industry – we understand the industries we work in and have been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an example of best practice in workplace suicide prevention. MATES works on the basic idea of ‘mates helping mates’ by raising awareness and providing skills to workers to notice the signs that a mate is doing it tough and be able to connect them to help.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Case Management Program

MATES is a charity that was established in 2008 to address high levels of suicide in the construction, mining, energy and manufacturing industries across Australia by providing suicide prevention training combined with field officer and case management support for workers and their families. MATES is by the industry, for the industry – we understand the industries we work in and have been recognised by the World Health Organisation as an example of best practice in workplace suicide prevention. MATES works on the basic idea of ‘mates helping mates’ by raising awareness and providing skills to workers to notice the signs that a mate is doing it tough and be able to connect them to help.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Northern Beaches Cares

Northern Beaches Cares is a locally based, registered charity, who is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Network (NSPN).  Our members come from the community bringing their passion, commitment and personal lived experiences to the group. We focus on working within the Northern Beaches area, directly supporting our community through time of suicidal bereavement, working to change local situations or practice that operates and to prepare the community to respond pro-actively to consequences, risks and indications of suicide. We believe input from community peer care workers, and from people with Lived Experience are an essential part of improving the outcomes for suicide prevention on the beaches. Anyone over 18 can become an Individual Member and organisations with local interests can also join as a Group Member.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

MensLine Australia

Established in 2001, MensLine is a free 24/7 national phone and online counselling service for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence (using and experiencing), addiction, relationship, stress, and wellbeing. Call 1300 78 99 78 or visit the website to chat online. https://mensline.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Suicide Call Back Service

Established in 2007, Suicide Call Back Service is a free 24/7 national phone and online counselling service for anyone at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues. Call 1300 659 467 or visit the website to chat online. This service can also provide up to four free follow-up sessions for ongoing support. https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

SuicideLine Victoria

Established in 1998, SuicideLine is a free 24/7 Victorian phone and online counselling service for anyone at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues. Call 1300 651 251 to speak to a counsellor or visit the website to chat online. https://suicideline.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/
VIC
✔ Registered for accreditation

All Hours Suicide Support

Established in 2008, All Hours Suicide Support is a free 24/7 phone counselling service that provides support to Primary Health Network clients with low-to-medium risk of suicide, ensuring they have access to professional support when around the clock when their allied health practitioner is not available. For more information or to register, visit the website. https://ontheline.org.au/ahs/
VIC
✔ Registered for accreditation

Dads in Distress (DIDs) Peer Support Groups

Dads In Distress is a national suicide prevention service that supports Dads experiencing trauma through family breakdown, custody & child access issues, and separation anxiety. Support is provided through weekly Peer Support Groups, either online or face to face across Australia. Parents Beyond Breakup also acknowledges the specific issue of father-child contact and custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’, a factor closely linked to stress, separation anxiety, depression, isolation, and suicide in Australia. Every child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents …
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Communicating about Suicide in the Media

A self-directed, online training course to upskill media professionals working with culturally diverse media outlets on how to report suicide safely in the media. Delivered by Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre, the training course takes 30 minutes to complete.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Schools Program

The Stay ChatTY Schools Program is a mental health literacy program for Tasmanian students Grades 9–12. The program, called GritFit, raises mental health awareness and builds student confidence to seek help for themselves and their peers. It uses a positive psychology lens to bust myths about mental health, tackle stigma, promote strategies for building resilience and grit, and fostering a kindness culture at school and beyond. It also weaves in lived experience storytelling. Parent and teacher sessions complement the student sessions to support a whole-school approach to mental health literacy.
TAS
✔ Registered for accreditation

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Sports Program

The Stay ChatTY Sports Program delivers free evidence-based mental health literacy workshops to sporting clubs across Tasmania to support clubs in raising mental health awareness, reducing stigma, promoting help-seeking, and encouraging helping behaviours among teammates. The Sports Program offers four separate workshops – ChatTY Minds for junior athletes and coaches/parents, Building Mental Muscle for senior and adult athletes around understanding mental health and wellbeing, and Stress2Strength for senior and adult athletes around managing stress on and off the field.  The Stay ChatTY Sports Program also supports clubs in organising mental health awareness sporting matches and rounds.
TAS
✔ Registered for accreditation

Relationships Australia Tasmania Suicide Prevention Program

The Relationships Australia Tasmania Suicide Prevention Program works with communities to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent suicide using a health promotion approach. The program supported communities (which can include workplaces, councils, placed-based areas, community groups, sporting clubs and more) to develop and fund Community Action Plans (CAPs) to tackle suicide in ways that work for them. The Suicide Prevention Program also coordinates the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network, which connects community members, service providers and government representatives to reduce and prevent suicide in Tasmania, and organises the Tasmanian LiFE Awards and the annual Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum.
TAS
✔ Registered for accreditation

CallSafe Crisis Support

CallSafe Crisis Support is a mental health crisis support for people with a disability. Our program runs 24 hours, 7 days a week. The program is open to anyone on the NDIS and who is feeling suicidal, blue or like they need someone to chat to.   The unique part of our program is we offer over the phone or in person support depending on what your needs are.   CallSafe Crisis Support is a program developed and run by Scenic Health.
QLD
✔ Registered for accreditation

Passionate Professional Mentoring Program

Share the Spark Inc. is a non-profit on the Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia focused on helping youth find the SPARK that leads towards a fulfilling life. We recognise that young people today are under increasing amounts of pressure and stress from many different sources. In these circumstances, it is easier to lose your SPARK for life. Through our free passionate professional mentoring program, we provide young people an opportunity to interact for a day, week, month or longer with all types of passionate professionals who love what they are doing and want to share their SPARK. Young people choose which mentors they would like to work with from the many professions we have in our mentor library.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

Eight-week Support Groups

SAMSN runs Eight-week Support Groups for men who were sexually assaulted in their childhood. These groups are conducted within a safe peer-support environment and are facilitated by two professional counsellors. The facilitators create a safe environment for recovery with clear rules and guidelines for the peer-group to ensure appropriate conduct and confidentiality. The groups meet weekly for two hours. The first four weeks focus on childhood including exploring the dynamics of child sexual abuse (CSA) and grooming. The final four weeks focus on adulthood and common impacts and coping strategies. The groups are run either in-person or online. To date, SAMSN has run 85 eight-week groups.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

Peer Support Line

SAMSN understands the value of connection and community and the role they play in recovery and healing. SAMSN also understands the barriers that can sometimes get in the way of connecting and finding the most appropriate support. That is why we offer a specialist telephone support service providing the opportunity for male survivors to talk with a peer; someone with lived experience who can identify with the issues so often faced by men living with the impacts of child sexual abuse (CSA).   This is not a crisis helpline but rather a peer support service for male survivors of CSA. This is a free and confidential service.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

Planned Support

Individual planned support uses a collaborative approach in our aim to achieve a wrap-around support for the survivors we work with, their families and supporters.   SAMSN employs clinicians with specialist skills as well as those with lived experience to provide practical support in dealing with government & support agencies and the legal system. SAMSN workers can accompany survivors to interviews, set up appointments, make calls on behalf of survivors, advocate for access to services, assist with navigating government systems and finding ways to resolve difficulties. SAMSN can also make referrals to other agencies.   SAMSN also has a specialist trauma-informed counsellor who can provide short term counselling and assist survivors and their supporters to access longer term counselling if needed. This service can be provided either in-person or over the phone.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

The Men’s Table

The Men’s Table is a simple, effective grass roots community building and men’s mental health and suicide prevention initiative.   The Men’s Table enables groups of men to meet once a month over a meal and talk about the issues that are impacting on their lives and wellbeing. Each group is locally initiated and organised by its members with support provided through a central office. Men at Tables are invited to commit to growing old together once membership has settled.   Belonging to a Men's Table contributes to mental, emotional and social wellbeing whilst being a powerful support to individual members negotiating life challenges and a prevention strategy against widespread social isolation and loneliness in our community affecting many men.
ACTNSWQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Introducing Zero Suicide Healthcare

The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health and behavioural health systems are preventable. For systems dedicated to improving patient safety, Zero Suicide presents an aspirational challenge and practical framework for system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation