Other Support Services

Alongside Support After Suicide, we provide a list of other support services for those bereaved by suicide that are available throughout Australia.


StandBy is a national suicide bereavement response service that provides a coordinated community crisis response to families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide. They are located in many areas of Australia. Check their website for details.

Phone 1300 727 247 (6am – 10pm, 7 days per week)

Visit the Standby website to find support in your area.

Roses in the Ocean

Australia’s national lived experience of suicide organisation, Roses in the Ocean exists to save lives and to reduce emotional distress and pain.

Roses in the Ocean offers a 48 hour call back service for people with lived experience of suicide to connect with others with a shared experience. Please note, this is not a crisis line.

Phone 1800 77 7337

To find out more visit Peer CARE Companion Warmline 

Postvention Australia

Postvention Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people bereaved by suicide.  Their website includes a helpful directory for people bereaved by suicide to find support in their area.

To find support in your area, visit Postvention Australia’s Directory.  You can filter by the type of support you are looking for.


Thirrili provides emotional and practical support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples impacted by a loss from suicide or other fatal traumatic incidents.

Phone 1800 805 801 for 24/7 After Suicide Support to speak with one of Thirrili’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Advocates.

To find out more visit Thirrili’s website


Support After Suicide

Location: Victoria
Phone: 1800 943 415
Email: aftersuicide@jss.org.au

We provide specialised ongoing support to people bereaved by suicide. Visit our Get Support section for more information about our services.

Hope Bereavement Care (Geelong)

Support After Suicide, in partnership with Hope Bereavement Care in Geelong provides free information, support and counselling to any person affected by the loss of a loved one to suicide and those caring for them.  They also run regular support groups for people bereaved by suicide.

Phone 03 4215 3358

Or visit Hope Bereavement Care’s website to find out more

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends Victoria (TCFV) is a state-wide, mutual support and self-help organisation established in Victoria in 1978. TCFV provides bereavement peer support to families following the death of a child, sibling or grandchild at any age and from any cause.

Phone 1300 064 068 (24/7, National Grief Line)

Or visit Compassionate Friends of Victoria website to find support

Switchboard Victoria

Switchboard Victoria offers suicide bereavement groups for LGBTQIA+ people bereaved by suicide to find support and connect with others. Find out more here.

Switchboard’s CHARLEE hub is a suicide prevention hub that provides information about LGBTQIA+ experiences of grief and suicide bereavement and provides links to find support.  Visit CHARLEE.


The National Association for Loss and Grief (NSW) is a support network for people experiencing loss and grief. The organisation provides grief services to individuals, families and communities through its Grief Support service and has branches in Dubbo (Head Office), Mudgee, Hunter and Sydney (Telephone).

Phone 02 6882 9222 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

Or contact via their website or self referral form.

Compassionate Friends NSW

The Compassionate Friends NSW is a peer support community for people who have lost a child, sibling or grandchild.  We offer friendship and understanding to grieving parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child of any age, for any reason.

Phone 1300 064 068 (24/7, National Grief Line)

Visit Compassionate Friends NSW website for to find support.


SOS Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Association

SOS Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Association (SOSBSA) is a non-profit and charitable self help association formed by and for people bereaved by suicide in Queensland.

They hold regular support groups in Brisbane and Townsville.

Visit the SOBSA website or email secretary@sosbsa.org.au for information about their services.

Compassionate Friends QLD

The Compassionate Friends Queensland was formed by bereaved parents who recognised that their feelings of confusion and isolation were common to all parents who have lost a child and felt a need to talk to someone who had been through a similar experience to their own.

Phone 1300 064 068 (24/7, National Grief Line)

Visit Compassionate Friends QLD website to find support in your area.

Anglicare SA

Anglicare SA delivers StandBy in South Australia.  Their StandBy service is free and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all South Australians who have been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life.

To find out more, visit Anglicare SA’s website.

Lifeline Tasmania

Lifeline Tasmania, in partnership with Albie House, host monthly (excluding January) support groups for those who have been bereaved by suicide.  Groups operate in the north, north-west and south of Tasmania.

Visit Lifeline Tasmania’s website to find out more about their support groups.


ARBOR stands for Active Response Bereavement Outreach.  ARBOR is a free service offering short-medium term grief counselling, practical & emotional support, appropriate referral support, volunteer lived-experience peer support, and support groups to people recently impacted by losing loved ones to suicide.

Arrange an appointment with ARBOR over the phone on 1300 11 44 46, or via email at arbor.bereavement@anglicarewa.org.au.

Visit ARBOR’s website for more information.

Lifeline WA

Lifeline WA offers free grief and bereavement counselling to individuals before, during and after times of loss and grief.

More information can be found at Lifeline WA’s website.