Best Practice 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 Best Practice Directory have met or are undertaking formal independent assessment against Suicide Prevention Australia Standards for Quality Improvement, 1st 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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Anglicare

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 Government, the Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program is suited to aged care workers, retirement living staff, pharmacists, geriatricians, GP practice staff (clinical and non-clinical) and anyone in NSW who works closely with older people.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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

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

Peer Support Program

Communicorp has established a peer support program ensuring that a selected number of employees will be trained and perform the role of a peer supporter. Peer Supporters will offer practical and appropriate support and referral pathways to other employees. The program is voluntary and resourced by employees who meet criteria for selection, to be trained to provide an appropriately confidential, effective response to peers who reach out for support. Peer supporters would have the knowledge and skills to connect peers with appropriate internal resources and external professional help in times of need.  
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

Suicide Prevention Risk De-escalation Program

Grand Pacific Health deliver a six-week, assessment, planning and distress tolerance service for those at mild to moderate risk of suicide or self-harm. This service is only available to the following populations who have shown to have increased suicide risk: Youth (12-25 years of age), LGBTI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Rural NSW.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

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 ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk. All of Healing Works’ ASIST trainers have a lived experience of suicide and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our trainers pride themselves on being empathic, relatable, engaging, approachable and compassionate.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

I-ASIST

The I-ASIST workshop teaches participants the skills needed to identify when someone may be at risk of suicide and provides the training to work with them to keep them safe. Healing Works delivers I-ASIST workshops with highly qualified, culturally trained Indigenous and non-Indigenous trainers. It is an interactive training program, which acknowledges the past and builds intervention skills of responders to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The program is based on a scientifically proven intervention model. The training can be learned and used by anyone, there are no prior skills required.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

safeTALK

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 delivered by Healing Works. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

LivingWorks I-ASIST

LivingWorks' I-ASIST is an innovative, Indigenous-first suicide intervention training program co-designed with Indigenous leadership and consultation.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

LivingWorks suicide to Hope

During LivingWorks' suicide to Hope (s2H), participants reflect upon their qualities as helpers—the beliefs, values, and attitudes they bring to the relationship.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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.
NSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Yarns Course

Approximately 9-hour course (eLearning and Instructor led components) is suitable for adults and provides information to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities about mental health first aid and self-care; available via blended face to face and online delivery modes. The course is aimed towards general community level information and is designed as an opportunity to understand mental health problems in our communities and learn some general skills to support ourselves and others. As such, the course does not assume any existing mental health knowledge, and does not provide clinical information about mental health conditions or require completion of assessments. The course contains comprehensive visual and spoken content to support delivery accessibility. 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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

Parents Beyond Breakup Program

Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB) is a national suicide prevention charity that supports parents experiencing trauma related to family breakdown, child access and custody issues, and separation. Separation from their former partner and from their children is a key psycho-social factor closely linked to those most at risk of suicide in Australia. Every child deserves the best start in life and that is why PBB works so hard to keep separated parents alive and in their children’s lives. Support is provided by Lived Experience Peers - dads supporting dads, mums supporting mums. The model shifts emphasis away from treatment for chronic mental health and towards practical coping and resilience building skills which are shown to be extremely effective at reducing isolation, hopelessness, and associated suicidality.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ 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

Mums in Distress (MIDs) Peer Support Groups

Mums In Distress is a national suicide prevention service that supports Mums 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 mother-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

PeersWALK – ‘Situational Distress’ Suicide Prevention Training

PeersWALK is a 3hr workshop delivered by Parents Beyond Breakup, designed to upskill peers (e.g., separated mums / dads) to appreciate the unique nature of situational distress, related suicidal ideation and, how to intervene to reduce or prevent the likelihood of suicide.   PeersWALK trains attendees to recognise and react to the warning signs that a fellow peer may be at risk of suicide and how to help manage their situation until they can be connected to the care of relevant professionals. E.g., psychiatrist, ASIST trained persons, etc.   PeersWALK deals specifically with Situational Distress vs Chronic Mental Health issues in suicidal ideation, one of the key risk factors for men and women experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and loss of access to children.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

National Suicide Prevention Helpline Program

A national suicide prevention telephone and email helpline for parents experiencing distress relating to their relationship breakdown and/or contact with their children. Parents Beyond Breakup ensure that support extends to the extended circle surrounding a parent.   The helpline is staffed by highly trained, Lived Experience ‘peers’ who have themselves experienced family breakdown and hopelessness / suicidality.   The helpline operates Mon-Sat, 8:30am – 5pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne time zone). If operators are busy taking other calls, please leave a voicemail and a call back service is available.   Call 1300 853 437 (or +61 2 6652 8113) or email on helpline@parentsbeyondbreakup.com.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

Queensland Police Negotiators Program

The Negotiator Coordination Unit has developed a three-day training course ‘First Responder Crisis Intervention’ [QC1741_01] specifically targeted at teaching first response officers, both police and ambulance officers, improved de-escalation communication techniques when attending persons in a crisis and when attending suicide situations. The three-day package is conducted by qualified police negotiators and Queensland Health experts and includes a variety of classroom based activities, presentations and interactive scenarios aimed at equipping participants with higher level of training in de-escalation communication techniques, improved active listening skills and basic negotiation practices. These skills will allow first responders to confidently negotiate with a suicidal person in a crisis situation until they are either relieved by qualified police negotiators, or they can resolve the situation.
QLD
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ 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

Healing for 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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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

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

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

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

RAW Beyond the Sidelines

Beyond the Sidelines is a new Rural Alive & Well (RAW) initiative to deliver innovative programs in partnership with sporting clubs that inspire people to manage their own well-being and to support their mates. RAW has embark on the Beyond the Sidelines project to encourage all Tasmanian football clubs to implement a well-being strategy. We know that sporting clubs are the centre of rural communities and sports play a pivotal role in developing positive, connected, and caring communities.
TAS
✔ Registered for accreditation

Kira House Walking Together Project

Rise Network's Kira House provides safe housing for 14–18-year-old women and women with children who have experienced Family and Domestic Violence. The Walking Together Project offers an in-reach/outreach and telephone psychosocial support program provided by Samaritans WA Volunteer Counsellors that complements and increases the capacity of Kira House staff and programs. The services are confidential except when failure to disclose information would place the consumer or another person at significant risk of harm.
WA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Ruah Community Services Harmony Place

Ruah Community Services' Harmony Place provides crisis accommodation and casework support to women with children, who are escaping Family and Domestic Violence or homelessness. Samaritans WA Volunteer Counsellors provide in-reach/outreach psychosocial support to consumers that complements and increases the capacity of Harmony Place programs. The services are confidential except when failure to disclose information would place the consumer or another person at significant risk of harm.
WA
✔ Registered for accreditation

Samaritans WA Phone Support Service

Samaritans WA Volunteer Counsellors provide emotional support to callers, every day from 8:00am-8:00pm (AWST). The services are anonymous and confidential and are heavily guided by the Samaritans Emotional Support Model and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) framework.
WA
✔ 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

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

Suicide Prevention Workshop – WEHL

Young and middle-aged men have a greater risk of completing suicide and most of these men spend the majority of their daily lives at work. It's imperative that every organisation have First Aid officers that are trained in Suicide Prevention.   In order to encourage organisations to take up suicide prevention training for their first aid officers, programs need to be accessible, convenient, and not too onerous on staff. WEHL's online suicide prevention program trains first aid officers (and other staff members) on suicide prevention and gives them an opportunity to put their knowledge into practice at a 2-hour online workshop with resources and follow-up included.
ACTNSWNTQLDSATASVICWA
✔ Registered for accreditation

The Way Back Support Service

The Way Back Support Service provides practical, non-clinical support following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis. The service aims to assist individuals and their families by linking them with appropriate support services to help manage life situations and challenges. This includes providing education and awareness and being a sounding board to help increase resilience and coping.   The Way Back Support Service is delivered by Wellways Australia in partnership with Beyond Blue and the Primary Health Networks in the Murrumbidgee region in NSW.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

After Suicide Support Service

When your life has been touched by suicide, it can be hard to know what assistance you need or to find the support you want. Wellway’s Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program includes support for people bereaved by suicide. Supports can include material aid, emotional support, written resources, guidance on how to speak to children or loved ones about their loss and referrals to relevant support services. After Suicide Supports are available to anyone living in the Murrumbidgee who is bereaved by suicide regardless of where or when the person passed away.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ Registered for accreditation

Marcus Mission Program

Marcus Mission is a suicide prevention program from Wesley Mission QLD that aims to reduce the risk of suicide in men through workshops, peer to peer mentoring & support.   The initiative was established by Wesley Mission Queensland in 2018, after being approached by, and with support from, family and community who lost a man to suicide.   To achieve a reduction in the number of young men attempting to take their life or dying by suicide, Wesley Mission Queensland and those involved in Marcus Mission offer support to build the skills, knowledge, and connections of men as well as their families, friends, and communities.
QLD
✔ Registered for accreditation

Youth Insearch Program

The Youth Insearch core program is evidence based and trauma informed with a focus on empowering and supporting young people to begin the process of healing from their past and present traumas. It consists of a unique combination of clinically supervised peer facilitated (peer to peer) weekend workshops and support groups supported by place based therapeutic case management delivered by Social Workers for young people 14-20. The bespoke elements of the program are developed through a co-design process with local communities and stakeholders. These additional elements draw on local expertise and existing youth programs with a focus on strengthening communities and building capacity to deliver streamlined and comprehensive wrap around support for youth that meets the needs of local communities.
NSW
✔ Registered for accreditation

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
✔ 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