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Clinical Suicide Prevention Service

Health professionals can refer for priority access to people who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts of low to medium risk. 

 

The Clinical Suicide Prevention Service provides free psychological therapies for people having thoughts of suicide, or who have attempted suicide. 

This service is available through referral from a GP or Local Health District mental health teams. 

If you, or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, talking about self-harm, or is noticeably in serious distress, call triple (000). Alternatively contact the South Western Sydney Community Mental Health Emergency Team (CoMHET) on 1300 787 799.

 

 

NSW Mental Health Access Line

National Helplines 24/7

Participants may receive up-to 10 hours, over two months, of psychological support from a mental health professional.

Eligibility

This service is NOT designed for people at high or immediate risk of suicide. These people should go to their nearest emergency department.

Individuals may be referred to the clinical suicide prevention service if they:

  • Have continued suicidal ideation (low to medium risk only) after discharge from acute services 
  • Present at a GP clinic after a suicide attempt
  • Present to a GP with suicidal ideation.

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is not required. 

Referring to clinical suicide prevention service

GPs and Local Health District mental health teams may make referrals via SWSPHN Mental Health Central Intake.

GPs: Visit the Forms and Templates page on this website to download the SWSPHN Clinical Suicide Prevention GP Referral Form for MedicalDirector, Best Practice or PDF/Word.

Local Health District Staff: Complete a referral online here: SWSPHN Online Mental Health Referral 

For referral enquiries, contact South Western Sydney PHN Mental Health Central Intake on 1300 797 746.

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