NATIONAL RURAL & REMOTE
SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM
Support services, advice and education in rural and remote NSW.
The National Rural and Remote Suicide Prevention Program (NRRSP) is a federally funded initiative which aims to educate young people and adults in the community, increase access to services, upskill local health professionals and empower local people to support each other.
If you or someone you know is struggling, there is support. Find a support services below, talk to your local GP or reach out to friends and family.
In an emergency call 000.
13 11 14
Anyone having a personal crisis
Head to Health
1800 595 212
Find mental health services right for you
1300 78 99 78
Counselling and support service for men
1300 22 4636
Anyone feeling anxious or depressed
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
Anyone thinking about suicide
1800 184 527
LGBTQI+ support line between 3pm - 12am
13 92 76
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line
1800 011 046
Veterans and families counselling
1300 727 247
Support for anyone impacted by a suicide.
Mental Health Line
13 11 14
24 hour help and advice for NSW residents
Full Stop Australia
1800 385 578
Support for sexual, domestic & family violence
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
Counselling for young people aged 5 to 25
BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL COUNSELLOR
An accidental counsellor is trained to safely and effectively support friends, family, colleagues, and strangers who are in distress or experiencing a crisis.
Free training in your area
The NRRSP will sponsor 2-day community workshops in Mental Health First Aid, and a 1-day community workshop in Accidental Counsellor Training and SafeTalk. These workshops will be run by LifeLine and ACON across rural and remote NSW.
Accidental counsellors will also receive ongoing support and regular coffee catch-ups.
Find upcoming training sessions in your area in the calendar.
SUPPORT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Upskill in mental health
If you are GP, nurse or health professional you can upskill with Mental Health Skills training through the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Black Dog Institute and the Centre of Perinatal Excellence.
For more information on training in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health and Wellness Nurse Program
The mental health and wellness nurse program is a new local initiative in targeted rural and remote communities run by the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia and funded by a Department of Health and Aged Care and Suicide Prevention Australia grant.
The program will provide you support to manage every day in the community. You will access to a community mental health nurse who will help support and facilitate this. Speak to your GP today about being referred to the program.
For more information on the program in your area email email@example.com.
Suicide Prevention Community Action Plans (SPCAP)
Community action plans are akin to road maps for implementing community-led change. They identify what will be done, who will do it and how it will be done. They describe exactly what a community wants to accomplish, how it will do so, and the resources needed to be successful. They become a framework for implementing topic specific activities within a community, all of which are community owned.
THCFA will facilitate meetings where communities can form their own Community Suicide Prevention Working Group (CSPWG) to formulate their own unique Action Plan.
We will assist your community to:
- Collate and compile the results of the community engagement and consultation together to form the basis of the content for the SPCAP.
Graphically design a visually appealing document that details the actions and objectives from the community consultations that are priorities for the region.
Detail exactly what each action is, how it will be completed and how it will be measured to ensure that it has been completed.
For more information on the program in your area email firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET OUR TEAM
Program Manager &
Registered Nurse Mental Health
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Coolah, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo
Stakeholder & Community Engagement Officer
Aboriginal Wellness Worker -
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Narromine, Trangie, Nyngan, Warren
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Coonamble
Aboriginal Wellness Worker -
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Hay,
Narrandera, Darlington Point, Goolgowi
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell
Registered Nurse Mental Health - Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri
Registered Nurse Mental Health -
Condobolin, Lake Cagelligo, Hillston
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