Parents & Carers

ReachOut Australia and headspace have a number of free resources available for parents and carers, including:

  • Information sheets / tips for parents
  • Professional Coaching
  • Discussion forums

Visit their websites via the links below to find out more:

Training: Learn how to recognise risk and refer young people to help through community suicide prevention training – Click Here for local training options.

Chat Safe – Orygen Youth Mental Health

The world’s first guidelines to support young people in communicating safely online about suicide have been released today by Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Click here to read the guidelines.

headspace Suicide in Schools: Information for Parents & Carers

 Young people respond to suicide in a range of ways, and a wide range of reactions are possible. How a young person responds to a suicide will be influenced by their age, developmental stage, personality, relationship with the deceased person and what is happening in their life. Click here for more information.

Lifeline – Life Matters counselling service

Lifeline offers free face to face counselling at their Newcastle and Central Coast offices. Lifeline’s Comprehensive suicide prevention service has helped thousands of local people with its three pronged approach to suicide prevention. Life Matters is a one on one counselling session for those at immediate risk of suicide and in supporting people in the region who are bereaved by suicide. Click here to find out more about Life Matters.