Support After Suicide
StandBy - Support After Suicide is a community-based suicide postvention program, providing a coordinated response of support and assistance for people who have been exposed to, or bereaved through suicide.
Suicide is a time of immense crisis and the tragedy of suicide loss can create trauma – deeply affecting individuals, families and entire communities.
In many cases those bereaved by suicide do not know where to turn for help or how to find support that may already exist. The StandBy service provides a reliable, single point of contact coordinating existing services to enable an immediate response.
People can receive face-to-face support provided by skilled StandBy crisis response team members, and referral to a centrally coordinated system of local support services matched to their needs. StandBy also responds to school settings, workplaces, community groups and other types of multiple bereavement experiences.
The StandBy service is provided free to people bereaved by suicide, and is an Australian Government Initiative. It also receives community support and donations and welcomes support from local groups and businesses.
To contact the StandBy - Support After Suicide response service in Tasmania:
General enquiries: Phone (03) 6282 1519 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
24-hour StandBy Response Service: 0400 183 490
Email enquiries: [email protected]
StandBy - Support After Suicide is delivered under the auspices of United Synergies. For more information on United Synergies, visit www.unitedsynergies.com.au