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Share your views on the development of SA’s Suicide Prevention Plan 2022-2025

Wellbeing SA and the Premier’s Council on Suicide Prevention are developing South Australia’s next Suicide Prevention Plan – in partnership with the community.

In our public consultation to help us develop the plan, we received input from over 3,200 people, organisations and communities throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas of South Australia, to gain the benefit of your wisdom and experience on resilience and suicide prevention.

From this feedback we developed the “What We Heard About Suicide In South Australia” report. We are now seeking your feedback to make sure we have properly heard what you think will make a difference in preventing suicide.

Your feedback will help us put in place a plan that makes a meaningful change in reducing preventable suicide in South Australia.

For those who shared with us their experiences and wisdom in our earlier consultation, we hope that you feel your views and ideas are represented in the report and its key themes. We are keen to know if we heard you right.

For those who did not participate in the earlier public consultation, we welcome any feedback on this report.

There are a few ways for you to give feedback on the “What We Heard About Suicide In South Australia” report:

Your feedback is anonymous and data will not be identifiable.

Something we heard frequently during the public consultation was that suicide can be challenging to talk about and it is so important to be met with compassion. We hope the ways we offer you to engage with us are comfortable, and if not, we would like to know too how we could do things differently.

The Transilience Tree

The Transilience Tree artwork depicts a child whose gaze is firmly fixed on a tree. Behind, a plant uncurls, while the right hand cups another. The tree canopy offers shade, while also fruitfully budding a bird in flight – a yellow bird of hope. The child’s legs are connected in the earth, demonstrating the inherent connection nature provides for the wellbeing of humanity. The artwork incorporates a series of small circles or dots to create the artwork to send a message that everyone is valued and important in the tapestry that is a healthy community.

The artwork uses the Wellbeing SA colour palette to depict the organisation’s dedication to the ongoing support of healthy and vibrant communities.

Need help or support?

Talking about suicide can raise all sorts of feelings. If you are worried about how you are feeling and would like to talk to someone, here are some places you can contact for support:

South Australian supports

Mental Health Triage

13 14 65 (24 hours a day, seven days a week). For assistance in a mental health emergency (18 years and over).

Lived Experience Telephone Support Service

1800 013 755. Non-crisis support for mental health conditions between 5.00pm–11:30pm 365 days a year.

SA Regional Access

1300 032 186 (24 hours a day, seven days a week). Telephone and online counselling for people 15 years and older living or working in regional South Australia.

Online information for people who are dealing with the grief caused by the death of someone close to them, and for those who are supporting them.

National supports

StandBy - Support After Suicide

1300 727 247. 24/7 support for anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide.

Lifeline

13 11 14. 24/7 phone counselling, and online crisis support chat available each evening.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467. National 24/7 professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

Kids' Helpline

1800 55 1800. 24/7 phone and online counselling for youth (5–25 years).

Mensline Australia

1300 78 99 78. 24/7 advice, therapy and support for men with family and relationship concerns.

Thirrili National Indigenous Postvention Service

1800 805 801. 24/7 telephone support.

beyondblue

1300 224 636. 24/7 telephone, online and e-mail counselling.

QLife

1800 184 527. Online chat or phone counselling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people, 3.00 pm–midnight, 7 days a week.

Open Arms

1800 011 046. 24/7 phone and online counselling for veterans and their families.

People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can contact us by phone using the National Relay Service

People who do not use English as their first language can contact us and we will arrange interpreting services.

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