News & Media

StandBy recognises that the suicide prevention and mental health sectors play an important role in safely communicating about suicide to the Australian public.

When communicating about suicide it’s important to present accurate and safe information to reduce harm and risk on vulnerable audiences.

StandBy acknowledges that suicide is a topic of legitimate public interest for the media to cover, and advocates for the use of the Mindframe guidelines when communicating about suicide.

The Mindframe Guidelines are available here.

For information about StandBy services around Australia and our partner organisations visit our Find Support page here.

For all media inquiries including interview requests please contact StandBy National Media and Marketing Coordinator:

Louise Gleeson

E: media@standbysupport.com.au
M: 0475 577 711
E: media@youturn.org.au

For administration enquires contact our National office during Queensland business hours.

M: 0429 147 491
E: national@standbysupport.com.au
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.

View our media releases:

StandBy Support After Suicide expands services into metropolitan Victoria

StandBy Support After Suicide has announced a new partnership with Jesuit Social Services  to provide post-suicide support across four new regions in Victoria. The partnership will ensure that all Victorians, throughout metropolitan, rural, and remote areas of the state can now access 24/7 support for those bereaved or impacted by suicide at no cost.

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StandBy Support After Suicide expands support to all South Australians bereaved or impacted by suicide.

StandBy Support After Suicide has announced a new partnership with AnglicareSA to provide state-wide post suicide support across South Australia for the first time. The partnership, beginning 1 July 2021, will ensure all South Australians, throughout metropolitan, rural, and remote areas of the statecanaccess24/7 support for those bereaved or impacted by suicide.

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StandBy Support After Suicide’s new video initiative with Guy Sebastian’s ‘Standing with You’ song proves a social media HIT!

Australia’s leading support after suicide program, StandBy – Support After Suicide released their new social media video to send messages of hope to Australian’s bereaved or impacted by suicide, and already it has a ‘reach’ of more than 49,000 on Facebook!

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StandBy ensure continuity of suicide postvention services to care for Central Qld, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast communities.

StandBy Support After Suicide is ensuring continuity of suicide postvention services to the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast regions (CQWBSC) with the announcement of their trusted, long-term partner UnitingCare Queensland, taking the reins in service provision from November 16, 2020.

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StandBy leads NSW state-wide approach to suicide postvention support

StandBy Support After Suicide will lead the development of suicide postvention services across metropolitan, regional and remote NSW as part of a new consortium partnership, thanks to a $4.2 million investment by the NSW Government.

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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.