• Provided by Port Stephens Suicide Prevention Network
  • Where to find immediate help  for difficult issues
  • How to get help for someone experiencing mental health problems

cross roads
If you are going through a difficult time and need immediate help there are special people on standby waiting to help you.   Scroll down to find what service suits you best.

If you know of someone who is suicidal or has a mental health problem and may need help you can make a referral for help  to Hunter New England Health  24-hour  mental health phone line - 1800 011 511   and the mental health team may be able to  follow up or police can do a welfare check..


suicide prevention logoFacebook:      www.facebook.com/PSSPN

PS Suicide Prevention Network aims to reduce the incidence of suicide in the community.

Meet 4pm last Thursday of month at Salamander Bay Natural Health Services 271 Soldiers Pt. Rd. 

Call 0428 821 236   for more detail            Variety of pamphlets and Mental Health Books for loan,

Bereavement Support Group.  Contact:      Dave 0431 670 579                                

Secretary    portstephenssuicideprevention@gmail.com.  Elizabeth Schiemer.  

 President:     Bernie Fitzsimons   0419 171 292


lifeline logo• Short-term support for people who are overwhelmed and having difficulty coping or staying safe.. www.lifeline.org.au     
• Real time using ‘chat’ technology    https://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Online-Services/crisis-chat
• Confidential one-to-one with a Lifeline Online Crisis Supporter
• All internet connections, particularly those from mobile devices, can suffer from dropouts and interruptions. If you lose contact with our service, please reconnect.


Suicide call back serviceBased in Victoria.  Will Talk to Family and Carers .

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467     https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/   24-hour, nationwide service that provides telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who fit one of the following categories: The Suicide Call Back Service is especially suited to people who are geographically or emotionally isolated.

• People who are suicidal
• People caring for someone who is suicidal
• People bereaved by suicide
• Health professionals supporting people affected by suicide.
.mens line

Mensline Australia http://www.mensline.org.au/
A professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men 24/7 Chat line forum 24 hour counselling service.



black dog

Black Dog        The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and mood disorders. Providesa articles and resources .    http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/



beyond blue Beyond Blue


Call 1300 22 4636 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Chat online 3pm to 12am (AEST) 7 days a week

Talk it through with Beyond Blue, day or night.  Sometimes you may not feel like talking on the phone, so why not chat online?                                                        Beyond Blue is online from 3pm to 12am (AEST) every day.                                                                                                                Email. Get a response in 24 hours          https://online.beyondblue.org.au/WebModules/Email/InitialInformation.aspx 


Kids Help Line
Kids Help Line  http://www.kidshelp.com.au/  A safe place for children to hang out, play games and learn the fun way! Life is tough when you’re a teen and becoming an adult isn’t easy!
• Kids Help Line – counselling and support provided for young people (to 24 years old) who are feeling depressed, sad, or lonely – or just need someone to talk to – 1800 55 1800•




CAPS     http://www.childabuseprevention.com.au/
Carer and Parent Support and Child Abuse Prevention Service. to improve outcomes for children by delivering family support, prevention and community education services.
National Telephone Support Line – 1800 688 009
Our friendly telephone support workers offer information, referral and ongoing support to those affected by child abuse, concerned about the welfare of a child, or needing family or parenting support. Free-call 1800 688 009 from anywhere in Australia. The telephone service operates from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and is closed on public holidays.

The website has free resources which promote child protection and abuse prevention targeted at different groups including for kids, teachers, parents and carers and council and community workers.


Salvation Army
Salvo Care Line   1300 36 36 22  able to take calls from all over Australia.
During times of crisis, loneliness, depression or feelings of isolation, it is a comfort to know there is someone you can call, someone who cares. Salvo Care Line
Trained counsellors at Salvo Care Line are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Salvo counsellors will offer a listening ear and help you work through a range of options which might include information and referrals to empower you to change your situation.




Family Drug Support  
Supporting families affected by alcohol and other drugs in Australia. Support Line: 1300 368 186 (available 24 hours 7 days a week)    http://www.fds.org.au/



SES: State Emergency Service 132 500 www.ses.nsw.gov.au
Police Nelson Bay: 49 811 244……….Raymond Terrace 49 837 599……..Lemon Tree Passage 49 824 753
Marine Rescue: Nelson Bay 49 813 585    Lemon Tree: 49 82 4981
Tomaree Hospital Emergency Trevally St. Nelson Bay 49 840 700


domestic violence    Domestic Violence  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442).    The Domestic Violence Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for women and same-sex partners who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.


gambling helpGambling Help:  Call anytime 1800 858 858

If you’d like to learn more about gambling issues or the gambling of a friend or family member, we have many free resources that you could find helpful in understanding your situation and the options you have for dealing with it.


headspaceHeadspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time. If you’re 12-25, you can get health advice, support and information from headspace. http://www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-maitland

Online Support       https://www.eheadspace.org.au/   phone support  1800 650 890

 • General and Mental health and counselling
• Education, employment and other services
• Alcohol and other drug services.
• are feeling down, stressed or can’t stop worrying
• haven’t felt like yourself for a long time
• can’t deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate
• are feeling sick or worried about your health
• want to cut down on your drinking or drug use
• want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships
• are having difficulties with friendships
• have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception
• are being bullied, hurt or harassed
• are worried about work or study or if you’re having money trouble

Headspace Maitland   73 Elgin St  Maitland NSW 2320.    phone  02 4931 1000   fax  02 4931 1060

opening hours    Monday to Friday   9:00am-4:30pm     4:30-5:00pm by appointment only

Headspace Newcastle  582 Hunter St Newcastle 2300   phone   49294201   fax   4925 2864

email   headspacenewcastle@hunterml.com.au
facebook   www.facebook.com/newcastleheadspace

conversations matter

A range of practical resources for discussing suicide. Resources cover different types of conversations relevant for individuals, families and community groups.