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NATIONAL RURAL & REMOTE
SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Support services, advice and education in rural and remote NSW.

THE PROGRAM

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.

FIND SUPPORT

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.

LifeLine

13 11 14

Anyone having a personal crisis

Head to Health
 

1800 595 212

Find mental health services right for you

MensLine Australia

1300 78 99 78

Counselling and support service for men

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636

Anyone feeling anxious or depressed

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Anyone thinking about suicide

Q-Life

1800 184 527

LGBTQI+ support line between 3pm - 12am

13 YARN
 

13 92 76

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander crisis support line

Open Arms
 

1800 011 046

Veterans and families counselling

StandBy

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

Find Support

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.

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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 suicideprevention@thcfa.org.au.

Health Proffessionals

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 mentalhealth@thcfa.org.au.

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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 suicideprevention@thcfa.org.au

MEET OUR TEAM

Cassie

Program Manager &

Registered Nurse Mental Health

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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Coolah, Coonabarabran, Dunedoo

Rod
 
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Stakeholder & Community Engagement Officer

Joe
 
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Aboriginal Wellness Worker - 

Collarenebri

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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Narromine, Trangie, Nyngan, Warren

Julie
 
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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Coonamble 

Jan
 
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Aboriginal Wellness Worker - 

Collarenebri

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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Hay,

Narrandera, Darlington Point, Goolgowi

Becky
 
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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell

Celeste
 
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Registered Nurse Mental Health - Walgett, Lightning Ridge, Collarenebri

Jordan
 
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Registered Nurse Mental Health - 

Condobolin, Lake Cagelligo, Hillston

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Join our team! Email us today at suicideprevention@thcfa.org.au

UPCOMING EVENTS

Find upcoming community, school and local events across rural and remote NSW.

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This National Suicide Prevention Program is a federally funded program managed by the Healthy Communities Foundation Australia.

Contact us:  suicideprevention@thcfa.org.au

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©2022 by Healthy Communities Foundation Australia (formerly Rural and Remote Medical Services)

ABN: 29 097 201 020 CFN:25452

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