StandBy Support After Suicide is dedicated to supporting people and communities across Australia bereaved or impacted by suicide.

StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited and operates nationally by partnering with local organisations, engaging their expertise within the community to deliver the most effective and culturally suitable support for each individual circumstance. Locally tailored community workshops and education programs are provided to increase awareness of suicide and suicide bereavement to help enable communities to support one another.

Service provision

StandBy currently receives annual funding from the Australian Government (Department of Health) and NSW Ministry of Health to provide support to people bereaved or impacted by suicide, a population who are known to be at greater risk of suicide.

Additional funding received in 2020 and the extension of the NSPLSP funding until June 2022 will allow StandBy’s expansion into further regions in two phases. To find out more about our services go to our Find Support page here.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan has been developed through input and insights from StandBy’s Lived Experience Advisory Group, a sample of representatives from StandBy service provision sites and the StandBy National Office team. The plan is also informed by a review of leading evidence, policy documents and sector trends relating to suicide postvention.

In the process of developing this plan, we recognise the critical importance of a broad range of perspectives in shaping the continued delivery and growth of StandBy across Australia. Moving forward, StandBy is committed to fostering joint ownership of the Strategic Plan as we are ‘all in this together’.

Implementing the plan

The StandBy Strategic Plan will be implemented over a horizon of three years, commencing in July 2020 and concluding in June 2023.

Detailed planning will be undertaken by the StandBy National Team, advisory groups and local service provision sites on an annual cycle to outline key activities to be delivered to progress the priorities outlined in the plan.

These activities and the overall implementation and impact of the plan will be regularly reviewed and evaluated by the StandBy National Office in partnership with local service provision sites and national program governance groups, including the Lived Experience Advisory Group.

Read the full Strategic Plan: Standby-StrategicPlan-email

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.