It is the experiences and wisdom of people with lived experience of suicide and suicidal distress that will help us to prevent suicide and put in place a plan that effects meaningful change in South Australia.
We are encouraging South Australians to have a say on what will make a difference in preventing suicide in our state. Reducing the number of suicides in SA is a high priority for the SA Government, which has appointed a new Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention and Community Resilience.
Are there ways we could improve what is being done to prevent suicide?
Do you have ideas about new initiatives?
What else could help?
You can talk to us in lots of different ways:
- fill out a survey
- host a conversation
- create artwork
- email your views to email@example.com
- phone us on 1800 955 709 (Monday to Friday, 10.00 am-4.00 pm)
- write to us at PO Box 189 Rundle Mall SA 5000
Using your ideas and comments, we will develop a draft in September, 2021. Then we’ll come back to you to seek your feedback on the draft to ensure we’re on the right track
Talking about suicide can raise all sorts of feelings. If you’re worried about how you’re feeling and would like to talk to someone, here are some numbers you can call:
- Lifeline, phone 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service, phone 1300 659 467
- Lived Experience Telephone Support Service (LETSS), phone 1800 013 755
- Kids’ Helpline (ages 5 to 25), phone 1800 55 1800
- Mensline, phone 1300 78 99 78
- beyondblue, phone 1300 22 4636
- Thirrili National Indigenous Postvention Service, phone 1800 805 801
- QLife, phone 1800 184 527
- Open Arms – Veterans [and their families] 24 hour crisis support line 1800 011 046
For assistance in a mental health emergency, contact the South Australian Mental Health Triage (18 years and over), phone 13 14 65 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)