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.
Beyond Blue online forums
Online forums providing space to ask questions, share experiences and support with other users.
Beyond Now – Your suicide safety planning app
The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app allows people to create a structured plan (ideally with the support form a health professional or someone whom is trusted), that participants can used when experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis.
Black Dog Institute Fact Sheets
Black Dog Institute provides a range of free factsheets and resources to educate people about mental health research and treatments. These cover such topics as: depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, workplace mental health, adolescents and young people’s mental health, suicide prevention, e-mental health, positive psychology and wellbeing.
Care After a Suicide Attempt report
Researchers from Black Dog Institute prepared this report for the National Mental Health Commission. The report investigates the response of health services to people who had previously made a suicide attempt, aiming to provide a better understanding of what support people currently receive, how helpful or otherwise these services are, and the barriers to improvement.
Champions of Inclusion: A Guide to Creating LGBTI Inclusive Organisations
Champions of Inclusion: A Guide to Creating LGBTI Inclusive Organisations provides a framework for organisations wishing to instigate a LGBTI Champions project across a diverse range of workplaces and groups, including mental health and suicide prevention services and organisations.
Conversations Matter: Community Resources
While communities want to be involved and talk about suicide, it can be challenging. Conversations Matter community online resources provide practical information for communities to guide conversations about suicide. They focus on tips for handling safe, helpful and informed conversations about suicide.
This particular resource provides a basic summary of issues to consider when talking broadly about the issue of suicide and suicide prevention in a group setting - including educational settings, workplaces and communities.
This resource will give you basic tips to help you talk to someone you are worried may be thinking about suicide. These can be difficult conversations that get easier with training and practice. It is recommended that you seek out further training and support.
This resource may assist with community conversations following a suicide. This resource will be helpful for members of the community who may be involved in planning communication or advising others.
This resource provides some basic tips for talking to someone who may have lost a family member, friend or colleague to suicide.
This resource provides some basic tips for telling a child about a suicide. The resource is designed specifically for parents or primary care-givers, though the information may be useful for other adults.
Conversations Matter: Professional resources
This is a fact sheet that provides advice on appropriate prevention-focused conversations surrounding suicide and the core factors to consider.
This is a fact sheet that provides advice on appropriate intervention-focused conversations surrounding suicide and the core factors to consider.
This is a fact sheet that provides advice on appropriate postvention-focused conversations surrounding suicide and the core factors to consider.
This resource provides some practical tips for professionals engaging and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to talk about suicide. The following information is intended to supplement the existing ‘Conversations Matter’ resources and has been designed for people working in professional or leadership roles with communities in a range of settings.
This resource, supported by NSW Mental Health Commission, was produced by Everymind, in partnership with the Transcultural Mental Health Centre and in consultation with CALD community members and professionals.
This fact sheet offers guidance for health professionals to talk about suicide prevention in Aboriginal communities in NSW.
This fact sheet offers guidance for health professionals to have conversations with Aboriginal communities in NSW after a suicide death.
This fact sheet offers guidance for health professionals to have conversations with Aboriginal communities in NSW about what to do when someone is thinking about suicide.
Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers
As many as 10% of young Australians will self-harm at some point in their lives but parents and carers often feel alone when they discover that a loved one is intentionally hurting themselves.
This guide was co-developed by parents and carers of young people, as well as young people themselves.
It is aimed at helping parents, carers, family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming.
It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.
Dos and Don’ts in Designing School-Based Awareness Programs for Suicide Prevention
This study distills recommendations for school-based suicide awareness and prevention programs from experts using a three-stage Delphi survey.