Support after suicide


Grief is a natural human response to suicide. It is a process that everyone experiences differently, and it can be difficult to know what to do or who to reach out to.

"When you are in shock, your brain shuts down and simple things become really difficult ... You just need one place to go to so you can get the information you need." Jo, mother supporting two children who were bereaved in 2018 (aged 10 and 14 at the time)

Below is some useful information for people who have lost someone to suicide and those who are supporting someone who is bereaved.

StandBy Support After Suicide | phone: 1300 727 247 | Free phone or face-to-face support for anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide. 

Thirrili Indigenous Postvention Service | phone: 1800 805 801 | Emotional and practical support for families impacted by a loss from suicide or other fatal traumatic incident. 

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 13YARN on 13 92 76 for 24/7 crisis support.

For other mental health concerns, visit or talk to someone you trust such as a doctor or health professional.