Sadly, suicide affects nearly everyone in our community, so we have created a list of organisations and services that are available to help you and your family.
Services to Support the Logan Community
For those currently experiencing suicidal thoughts and going through distress in Logan south of Brisbane there are many organisations that may be helpful:
- Lifeline: provides 24/7 confidential crisis support and suicide prevention services including a 24 hour telephone crisis line, online crisis support chat, mental health fact sheets and a free directory of local health and community services. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 (available 24/7) or visit the website at www.lifeline.org.au
- Kids Helpline: is a free, 24 hour, confidential counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web. Young people can access counselling by calling 1800 55 1800 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual and group chats are available online at www.kidshelp.com.au. Professional counselling and support for parents and caregivers is also available at www.parentline.com.au or by calling 1300 30 1300 (QLD) from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
- SCBS: the Suicide Call Back Service is a 24 hour service that provides free telephone and online counselling to people 15 years and over who are suicidal, are caring for someone who is suicidal, are bereaved by suicide or are a health professional supporting people affected by suicide. SCBS provides crisis counselling and up to six further telephone counselling sessions with the same counsellor. You can contact the SCBS on 1300 659 467 or on the website at www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au
- M1 Psychology or Vision Psychology – Emotional Health Check Up: is a free 30 minute face to face consultation with a senior psychologist to help individuals work out their next step. M1 Psychology and Vision Psychology provide ongoing therapy and support for individuals and their families who are affected by suicide and other mental health issues. M1 Psychology at Loganholme can be contacted on (07) 3067 9120 or at www.m1psychology.com and Vision Psychology at Mt Gravatt can be contacted on 1800 877 924 or at www.visionpsychology.com
- Headspace: is a National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12 to 25 years. Headspace centres are located across Australia and can help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, or work and study issues. Online and telephone support services are also available 7 days a week. Headspace can be contacted online at www.headspace.org.au or by calling your local Headspace centre.
- Your GP
For those who are supporting a suicidal family member or friend, or who have been affected by suicide, the following organisations are available:
- ARAFMI: the Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill provides information and support to people who care for someone with a mental health issue, through a variety of programs and services, including 24 hour telephone support for carers, skills development workshops, carer support groups and face-to-face counselling. These services can be accessed by calling (07) 3254 1881 or 1800 351 881 (Regional QLD) or online at www.arafmiqld.org.
- Standby Response Service: is a community-based suicide postvention program that provides an immediate response to people bereaved by suicide via a locally based 24 hour crisis response telephone number. People can receive face-to-face support and referrals to support services matched to their needs. Standby’s head office can be contacted on (07) 5442 4277 or you can visit the website at www.unitedsynergies.com.au to find your local office.