"When you are in shock, your brain shuts down and simple things become really difficult ... You just need one place to go to so you can get the information you need." 
 Jo, mother supporting two children who were bereaved in 2018 (aged 10 and 14 at the time)


Grief is a natural human response to suicide. It is a process that everyone experiences differently, and it can be difficult to know what to do or who to reach out to.

Below is some useful information for people who have lost someone to suicide and those who are supporting someone who is bereaved.

StandBy support after suicide

Phone support available 24/7 on 1300 727 247

Free phone and face-to-face support for anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide.

Head to their website for more information or to access their extensive range of online resources.

Thirrili Indigenous Postvention Service

Phone support available 24/7 on 1800 805 801

Emotional and practical support to families impacted by a loss from suicide or other fatal traumatic incidents.

Head to their website for more information.

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

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