ATAPS After-Hours Suicide Support Line
(phone 1800 859 585)
The ATAPS After-Hours Suicide Support Line is a phone service which supports clients of the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service.
This telephone service supports clients of the ATAPS Suicide Prevention Service and operates between 5pm and 9am Monday to Friday and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays. The service provides counselling and support to clients with the primary focus being the management and reduction of the risk of suicide and self harm. For further information about how ATAPS providers can access this support for their clients go to
Australian Indigenous mental health website
Suicide Call Back Service
(phone 1300 659 467)
The Suicide Call Back Service website provides information and resources for people at risk of suicide, their carers and those bereaved by the suicide of a loved one. It includes video interviews, a support forum for carers, and a directory of community resources.
Griffiths University Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP)
AISRAP was established as the National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention, funded by the Commonwealth government's Department of Health and Ageing.
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, helping young people aged 12 to 25. The website contains professional resources, including links to clinical practice guidelines and information about training courses.
Health Institute Suicide Prevention Research and Statistics (Australia)
This website contains research and statistical information on suicide and suicide prevention in Australia.
Lifeline connects people with care by providing services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support and Mental Health Support. The website contains information about support services and resources.
Living is for everyone (Life)
The Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, this site is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities.
This website, based on the print resource Reporting Suicide and Mental Illness, provides practical advice and information to support the work of media professionals by informing them about sensitive and appropriate reporting of suicide and mental illness. (Note, this website has statistics and resources that may be of interest to ATAPS clinicians).
Reach out Australia
The Reach Out site provides young people with the information, help, support,
advice and connections they need to manage mental health difficulties
Suicide Prevention Australia
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is a non-profit, community organisation which supports individuals and organisations throughout Australia, and promotes collaboration and partnerships in suicide and self harm prevention, intervention and postvention.
Suicide Prevention Resource Centre (US website)
Suicide Questions Answers and Resources (SQUARE)
Square is an integrated suicide prevention resource developed by General Practice SA and Relationships Australia (SA) in conjunction with the Federal and State Governments. The square website contains resources for primary health care and community specialists and individuals working with people who are at risk of suicide.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
A US based website which provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies. The site has links to a variety of resources.
The Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder. The website contains a number of tip sheets for clients, screening assessment tools and other resources.
Victorian Transcultural Psychiatry Unit
The APS is a not endorsing the training/events listed on this web portal, but simply providing information that may be of interest to practitioners.
Bryan, C.J., & Rudd, M.D. (2006). Advances in the assessment of suicide risk. Journal of Clinical Psychology,62 (2), 185-200.
De Gioannis, A., and De Leo, D.(2012). Managing suicidal patients in clinical practice. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 2, 49-60.
Gilliland, B., & James, R. (1997). Crisis intervention strategies. Scarborough: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Goldenring, J. M., & Cohen, E. (1988). Getting into adolescents' heads. Contemporary Pediatrics, 5, 75 90.
Jobes, D. A. (2006). Managing Suicidal Risk: A Collaborative Approach. New York: Guilford Press.
Jobes, D. A., Moore, M. M., & O'Connor, S. S. (2007). Working with suicidal clients using the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS). Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29(4), 283-300.
See Bibliography section in Training Resources for additional references.
There are a number of organisations throughout Australia which provide important information and resources around suicide prevention. You can contact these organisations via the websites listed below: