This short-term program (5 – 8 weeks) is staffed by mental health professionals who provide risk assessments, evidence-based therapies, and practical support. The program aims to prevent suicide and self-harm and avoid the need for hospital admission – this means helping to keep you safe and reduce your suicide risk.
The service involves you, your GP, and other family or significant others if you choose.
Suicide Prevention Service is not a crisis service, but it helps to provide timely and appropriate support when you need it. We encourage you to be fully involved in planning your treatment and support you to learn management strategies in-between sessions.
Once we receive your referral to the program, we will call you within 24 hours to talk about your needs and the best type of support for you.
We will work out a time with you to meet face to face. During your meetings, our staff will help you to connect with and strengthen your support networks and find the services that you need for your recovery journey.
This is a voluntary service – there is no obligation or requirement for you to be involved in the program. If you don’t want to take part in the program, let us know, and we will inform your referrer.
To be eligible for the program, you need to be over 16 years of age and be at a low-moderate risk of suicide. People at high risk of suicide need a higher level of support.