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Suicide Prevention

​​Suicide Prevention​​

Are you experiencing thoughts of suicide or are you concerned 

about someone else who may be suicidal?

​​If you feel this is a life threatening emergency call 000 or present to your nearest emergency department. 

The Mental Health Line 1800 011 511​ is available 24/7 if you want to talk to someone about your concerns and how best to access help.

Lifeline offers 24/7 counselling by phone 131114 or chat or text.

Towards Zero Suicides Initiative seek to provide best practice crisis care and support, build on local community resilience and improve systems and practices to reduce the suicide rate in NSW. 

Providing a safe haven in the community

Safe Haven café style venues are being set up in Dubbo and Parkes in 2021. They will provide a safe, welcoming place for people experiencing anxiety, distress or thoughts of suicide to visit and receive appropriate, non-clinical support. We will update you with further information as we have details on when they are will open and hours of service.

​Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams (SPOT)

Suicide Prevention Outreach Teams (SPOT), based within our Community Mental Health Teams in Dubbo and Orange, will be launched in 2021. These teams will consist of a Peer Worker and a Mental Health Clinician working together as a team to provide assertive outreach and follow-up for people experiencing suicidal crisis and their family/carers in the community. SPOT will be trained in specialist suicide prevention strategies to guide their practice. Information can be provided via the Dubbo or Orange Community Mental Health Teams or the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511. ​​