Support for carers

Support for carers

Do you need help now? Contact the Mental Health Carer and Information Support Line on 1300 554 660.

If you're supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing or has experienced suicidal distress, this role can take a toll on your own mental health and wellbeing. Some important things to remember:

  • you are not alone and you can get through this
  • one of the most important things you can do for a person who has attempted suicide is to simply let them know that you love and care about them and will support them
  • by looking after yourself, you are better able to provide support to others. (Source: BeyondBlue's Guiding Their Way Back resource)

Below are some resources to help you find information and support:

You can also do suicide prevention training such as Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and learn how to help someone who might be struggling.

Contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you are in need of immediate assistance.

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