Adding help-seeking information


Please make a selection from the links below:

Media IconSuicide and its prevention
Crisis numbers and help-seeking information
for suicide stories

Media IconMental Health and Illness
Crisis numbers and help-seeking information
for mental illness stories




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The following quick reference card outlines National crisis counselling services and other information to include when producing a story on mental illness or suicide.

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SUICIDE AND ITS PREVENTION

Help-Seeking Information for Suicide Stories

  

Priority 1: Add national 24/7 Crisis Counselling Services

 For any story about suicide, add:

 Lifeline: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au  

 

For men of all ages nationally

MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au

 

Youth Support Services

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (24/7 crisis support)
www.kidshelpline.com.au

headspace: 1800 650 890
www.headspace.org.au (direct clinical services) 

 

Veterans Support Service

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
1800 011 046
www.vvcs.gov.au 

 

Note:

  • Add two crisis services to any story about suicide.
  • Match service information to the story (e.g. age, gender, background).
  • Provide direct links to services in online content.
  • A growing number of people, particularly young people, are seeking help via online services. Add at least one online support service to your stories.

 


Media IconPriority 2: Other Services and Information

For any general story about suicide, add: 

    • SuicideLine (Victoria) 24/7 telephone counselling service
      1300 651 251 or suicideline.org.au
    • SANE Australia Helpline
      1800 18 SANE (7263) or www.sane.org

    • GriefLine
      1300 845 745 (from landlines) (03) 9935 7400 (from mobiles and landlines)
      www.griefline.org.au         

      For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, add:

      For people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, add:

      For LGBTI, other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people, add:


      ***Why add help-seeking information to a story on suicide?***

      CLICK HERE


      MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

      Help-Seeking Information for Mental Illness Stories


      Priority 1: National Counselling Services

      For news stories involving mental illness, add:

       Lifeline: 13 11 14
      www.lifeline.org.au

      beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
      www.beyondblue.org.au  

       

      For men of all ages nationally

      MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78
      www.mensline.org.au

       

      Youth Support Services

      Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (27/7 crisis support)
      www.kidshelpline.com.au

      headspace: 1800 650 890
      www.headspace.org.au (direct clinical services) 

       

      Veterans Support Service

      Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
      1800 011 046
      www.vvcs.gov.au  

       

      Note:

      • Add one crisis services to any story about mental illness.
      • Match service information to the story (e.g. age, gender, background).
      • Provide direct links to services in online content.
      • A growing number of people, particularly young people, are seeking help via online services. Add at least one online support service to your stories.


      Media IconPriority 2: Other Services and Information

      For any general story about mental health and illness, add:

        For depression, anxiety, ante/postnatal depression and bipolar disorder, add:

        For perinatal anxiety and depression, add: 

        • PANDA National Helpline
          1300 726 306 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm) or www.panda.org.au  

        For eating disorders, add:

        For young people, add:

        For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, add:

        For people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, add:

        For LGBTI, other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people, add:

           

          Information about low cost or free mental health services through the Better Access or ATAPS programs is available via: www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/low-cost-or-free-mental-health-services


            ***Why add help-seeking information to a mental illness story?***

            [CLICK HERE]