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New South Wales

North Coast NSW

You are not alone.

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.

The StandBy Service stands by families, friends and associates impacted by suicide, providing respect, understanding and support for their health and well-being.Our service is available to you regardless of when your loss occurred.

Who we aim to help:

  • People bereaved by suicide including: individuals, families, friends, associates, witnesses, communities, schools and workplaces.

The StandBy Coordinator can:

  • Talk with you over the phone
  • Sit with you, your family or friends at your place or somewhere else when it suits you
  • Help you decide what sort of help you would like for yourself, family or group
  • Explain how you can help your family or friends
  • Talk with you about what the Police and other organisations do after a suicide
  • Assist you to access other services

How much does StandBy cost?

StandBy is a free and confidential service.

About Social Futures:

For over 40 years Social Futures has been a trusted not-for-profit personal welfare service provider, motivated by a vision of reducing the impact of social isolation and inequality in urban, regional and remote communities of Australia. Our purpose is to create positive social change through the delivery of personal welfare services working in partnership with individuals, families, communities, governments, and the broader sector. Find out more www.socialfutures.org.au

Coordinator Rose Hogan

24/7 phone 1300 727 247

standby@socialfutures.org.au

 

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Murrumbidgee

StandBy is delivered by Wellways throughout the Murrumbidgee region and provides support for individuals, families, workplaces, and communities that have been affected by suicide.

This is offered free of charge at a time and place that best suits those requesting support. In addition, Wellways provide workshops and other training opportunities designed to increase awareness and understanding around responding to suicide bereavement.

The service is delivered to all communities contained in the Murrumbidgee PHN network stretching from Albury to Griffith, Wagga Wagga and Gundagai.

Wellways has operated in Murrumbidgee for over 10 years and has strong links with local services. The service partners with local community groups to help promote the program and support the individuals and families that we work with.

 

Coordinator Shravankumar Guntuku

24/7 phone 1300 727 247

standby.murrumbidgee@wellways.org

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Western NSW South

StandBy is delivered by Wellways throughout the southern region of Western NSW South and provides support for individuals, families, workplaces, and communities that have been affected by suicide.

This is offered free of charge at a time and place that best suits those requesting support. In addition, Wellways provide workshops and other training opportunities designed to increase awareness and understanding around responding to suicide bereavement.

The service is delivered to all communities including Bathurst, Orange, Forbes, Parkes, Ivanhoe, Menindee and surrounds.

Wellways has operated in Western NSW for over 5 years and has strong links with local services. The service partners with local community groups to help promote the program and support the individuals and families that we work with.

Contact Scott Kershaw

StandBy Coordinator

1300 727 247

standby.wnsw@wellways.org

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Hunter New England & Central Coast

You are not alone.

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.

24 Hour crisis support for StandBy – Hunter, New England and Central Coast NSW – 1300 727 247

The StandBy Service stands by families, friends, and associates impacted by suicide, providing respect, understanding and support for their health and well-being.
Our service is available to you regardless of when your loss occurred.

Who we aim to help:
• People bereaved by suicide including individuals, families, friends, associates, witnesses, communities, schools and workplaces.

The StandBy Coordinator can:
• Talk with you over the phone
• Sit with you, your family or friends at your place or somewhere else when it suits you
• Help you decide what sort of help you would like for yourself, family or group
• Explain how you can help your family or friends
• Talk with you about what the Police and other organisations do after a suicide
• Assist you to access other services

How much does StandBy cost?
StandBy is a free and confidential service.

About Social Futures
For over 40 years Social Futures has been a trusted not-for-profit personal welfare service provider, motivated by a vision of reducing the impact of social isolation and inequality in urban, regional and remote communities of Australia. Our purpose is to create positive social change through the delivery of personal welfare services working in partnership with individuals, families, communities, governments, and the broader sector. Find out more www.socialfutures.org.au

 

Coordinator Kate McCarson

24/7 phone 1300 727 247

standby@socialfutures.org.au

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Western NSW North

You are not alone.

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide.
24 Hour crisis support.

The StandBy Service stands by families, friends, and associates impacted by suicide, providing respect, understanding and support for their health and well-being.
Our service is available to you regardless of when your loss occurred.
Who we aim to help:
• People bereaved by suicide including individuals, families, friends, associates, witnesses, communities, schools and workplaces.

The StandBy Coordinator can:
• Talk with you over the phone
• Sit with you, your family or friends at your place or somewhere else when it suits you
• Help you decide what sort of help you would like for yourself, family or group
• Explain how you can help your family or friends
• Talk with you about what the Police and other organisations do after a suicide
• Assist you to access other services

How much does StandBy cost?
StandBy is a free and confidential service.

About Social Futures
For over 40 years Social Futures has been a trusted not-for-profit personal welfare service provider, motivated by a vision of reducing the impact of social isolation and inequality in urban, regional and remote communities of Australia. Our purpose is to create positive social change through the delivery of personal welfare services working in partnership with individuals, families, communities, governments, and the broader sector. Find out more www.socialfutures.org.au

Coordinator Amanda Smart

24/7 phone – 1300 727 247

standby.northwestnsw@socialfutures.org.au

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South East NSW

Katie Darby is the StandBy Coordinator for the South East NSW region. Katie works alongside the Post Suicide Support Lived Experience Workers to provide support where and when required across the region.

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast, providing:

  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support - an initiative funded by the NSW Government

StandBy Coordinator Katie Darby

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

postsuicidesupport@standbysupport.com.au
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South Western Sydney

Tania Tuckerman is the StandBy Coordinator for the South Western Sydney region. Tania works alongside the Post Suicide Support Lived Experience Workers to provide support where and when required across the region.

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast.

We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including individuals, families, friends, witnesses and first responders.

What support do we provide?
  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government

Tania Tuckerman – Regional Coordinator

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

postsuicidesupport@standbysupport.com.au
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Nepean Blue Mountains

Tania Tuckerman is the StandBy Coordinator for the Nepean Blue Mountains region. Tania works alongside the Post Suicide Support Lived Experience Workers to provide support where and when required across the region.

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast.

We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including individuals, families, friends, witnesses and first responders.

What support do we provide?
  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government

Tania Tuckerman – Regional Coordinator

24/7 Phone 1300 727 247

postsuicidesupport@standbysupport.com.au
Download the Flyer

Northern Sydney

The StandBy Coordinator works alongside the Post Suicide Support Lived Experience Workers to provide support where and when required across the region.

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast.

We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including individuals, families, friends, witnesses and first responders.

What support do we provide?
  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government

Central & Eastern Sydney

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast.

We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including individuals, families, friends, witnesses and first responders.

What support do we provide?
  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government

Western Sydney

 The StandBy Coordinator works alongside the Post Suicide Support Lived Experience Workers to provide support where and when required across the region.

Post Suicide Support is available throughout Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the NSW South Coast.

We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including individuals, families, friends, witnesses and first responders.

What support do we provide?
  • Face to face, phone and online support for individuals and families
  • Support with processes after a suicide such as coroners, funerals and media
  • Specialised post-suicide counselling
  • Peer support from trained staff who are also bereaved by suicide
  • Information resources
  • Support to access other local services
  • One-on-one connections and support groups with other people bereaved by suicide
  • Training and workshops for communities and workplaces to build skills to respond to a suicide

Post Suicide Support is a consortium led by StandBy with Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide, Roses in the Ocean and University of New England.

Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government

StandBy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. Our staff recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and their continuing connection to land and water, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Our organisation is a place where human rights are respected and people of diverse genders and sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.