The Lifeline Suicide Aftercare Program offers free short-term telephone support to people (over 18 years of age) in South Western Sydney who have attempted suicide or are experiencing a suicidal crisis.
Lifeline Supporters make phone calls to monitor your wellbeing and help keep you connected following a suicide attempt or if you are experiencing a suicidal crisis.
Lifeline Supporters are accredited and experienced. The program aligns with national and state mental health reforms and suicide prevention priorities. This is a non-clinical service.
The program may be suitable if you are:
- recently discharged from hospital following a suicide attempt or;
- experiencing a suicidal crisis
- able to benefit from short-term telephone support.
- over 18 years of age
- have limited accessible support and/or resources.
This program is not suitable for people who are likely to need emergency intervention due to heightened suicidal risk, and people experiencing psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis or dissociation which would prevent them from engaging constructively in the program.
How to access the Lifeline Crisis Support Suicide Aftercare Program
If you are currently experiencing a crisis in your life and you feel you may benefit from short-term support from a trained Telephone Crisis Supporter, please contact the Lifeline Suicide Aftercare program coordinator.
Phone: 02 4645 7200
If you are not linked in with a health care professional the Lifeline Telephone Supporter will explore options with you and offer referrals to ongoing support.
Referrals by health professionals
GPs and other health professionals may make referrals to this service through the Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney Suicide Prevention Team Leader.
Phone 02 4645 7212
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Participants may receive up to 10 hours, over two months, of psychological support from a mental health professional.