This section includes a collection of suicide prevention resources for people in the suicide prevention sector, as well as those working in mental health, government, business and community groups.
Resources listed are accessed at the user's discretion and are not endorsed by Life in Mind. Read the Life in Mind disclaimer.
Warning signs for suicide and self-harm
The Black Dog Institute website includes resources to educate people on the warning signs of suicide and self-harm, and on how to act swiftly to seek help accordingly. If you're concerned that someone is thinking about taking their own life, it's important to talk to them by being kind and direct. Suicide can be prevented by recognising the warning signs and knowing the four steps to help prevent suicide. They are:
1. Ask – asking decreases risk.
2. Listen and Stay – check their safety, don’t leave them alone.
3. Get Help – if someone’s life is in danger, call Emergency on 000; Lifeline on 13 11 14; or take them straight to Emergency at a hospital; see a GP or psychologist.
4. Follow Up – make sure you check up on the person often.
WellMob brings together online resources made by and for our mob. WellMob includes websites, apps, podcasts, videos, helplines, social media and online programs all with a focus on social and emotional wellbeing.
Working Theraputically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource
Working Therapeutically with LGBTI Clients: A Practice Wisdom Resource draws from the consulting room experience of a number of psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors who have worked with a broad range of LGBTI clients.
It is designed to assist a broad group of helping professionals who may want to work with LGBTI clients. It may be useful to psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, community workers or youth workers.
You Got This Mate
You Got This Mate provides tips and info to help rural men reach their best possible mental health.
Young people - Mental health
Information for young people aged between 12-25 relating to general mental health, physical health, work and study, and drug and alcohol use.