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StandBy Support After Suicide

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StandBy – Support after Suicide is a community-based suicide postvention program that provides a coordinated response of support and assistance for people who have been exposed to or bereaved through suicide. Suicide is a time of immense crisis and the tragedy of suicide loss can create trauma – deeply affecting individuals, families and entire communities.

In many cases those bereaved by suicide do not know where to turn for help or how to find support that may already exist. The StandBy Service provides a reliable, single point of contact coordinating existing services to enable an immediate response. StandBy is a national program with sites located across Australia. For specific site locations and details please visit our website

SRS HandsThe StandBy Service provides an immediate response to people bereaved by suicide via a locally based 24-hour crisis response telephone number. People can receive face-to-face support provided by skilled StandBy crisis response team members, and referral to a centrally coordinated system of local support services matched to their needs. StandBy supports people in response to a local immediate suicide loss, a suicide which occurs elsewhere but affects local people, or when a suicide loss continues to affect people within the StandBy response area. StandBy also responds to school settings, work places, community groups and other types of multiple bereavement experiences. No time limit is placed on the length of bereavement for access to StandBy so bereaved or exposed may seek assistance many years after the suicide has occurred. Through the StandBy model the community also benefits through an increase capacity to respond to those in crisis and enhanced community linkages, collaboration and working partnerships. The StandBy Service is provided free to people bereaved by suicide, and is a n Australian Government Initiative. It also receives community support and donations and welcomes support from local groups and businesses.

StandBy Site List

SitePartner OrganisationLocationStateContact #
National StandBy OfficeUnited Synergies LtdTewantinQLD07 5442 4277
TasmaniaLifeline TasmaniaHobartTAS0400 183 490
Central Qld, Wide Bay & Sunshine CoastUnited Synergies LtdMaroochydoreQLD0407 766 961
NW Central QLDStandBy Service ProvisionStandBy Service ProvisionQLD0408 839 711
North Coast NSWSocial FuturesLismoreNSW0417 119 298
Central AustraliaStandBy Service ProvisionStandBy Service ProvisionNT0439 842 155
ACTSupportLink Aust LtdCanberraACT0421 725 180
Country SAUniting CommunitiesMt Gambier & Port LincolnSA0437 752 458 (South) & 0438 728 644 (North)
Brisbane North & SouthUniting Care Community QLDBrisbaneQLD0438 150 180
PilbaraStandBy Service ProvisionStandBy Service ProvisionWA0438 611 999
Top End NTStandBy Service ProvisionStandBy Service ProvisionNT0418 575 680
MurrayLifelineTBAVIC0439 173 310
West KimberleyAnglicare WABroomeWA0458 889 937
Northern QLDUnited Care QLDCairnsQLD0459 299 147
East KimberleyAnglicare WAKununurraWA0488 910 012

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Information sheet
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StandBy Ecomomic Evaluation
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Cost Effectiveness of a Community-Based Intervention Program
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Arabic support brochure
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Chinese support brochure
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English support brochure
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Farsi support brochure
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Filipino support brochure
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Hazaragi support brochure
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Nepali support brochure
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Thai support brochure
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Vietnamese support brochure
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Services for Support across Australia
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Pitjantjatjara Country SA support brochure
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Yankunytjatjara Country SA support brochure
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Tewantin (Head Office)

12-14 Ernest Street PO Box 365
qld 4565
Phone: (07) 5442 4277 Fax: (07) 5442 4846

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