StandBy Support After Suicide

You are not alone

Support and information for people bereaved by suicide

24 Hour crisis mobile for StandBy – North Coast NSW – 0417 119 298

The StandBy Service stands by families, friends and associates in their bereavement through suicide, providing respect, understanding and support for the health and well-being of people bereaved by suicide.

Our service is available to you regardless of where or when your loss occurred.

Who we aim to help:

  • People bereaved by suicide including individuals, families, friends, associates, witnesses, communities, schools and workplaces.

The StandBy Coordinator can:

  • Talk with you over the phone
  • Sit with you, your family or friends at your place or somewhere else when it suits you
  • Help you decide what sort of help you would like for yourself, family or group
  • Explain how you can help your family or friends
  • Talk with you about what the Police and other organisations do after a suicide
  • Assist you to access other services

How much does StandBy cost?

StandBy is a free and confidential service.

Taking care of yourself:

  • Be patient, tolerant and gentle with yourself as you grieve.
  • It is important to seek professional help when you feel overwhelmed by your grief or memories.
  • The grief process is like a journey running from the starting point of bereavement to a different life
  • No one has to bear it alone, there is help available

Looking after each other

  • Spend time with people who care
  • Go to places with good memories
  • Support family and friends
  • It’s no-ones fault – try not to judge
  • Remember the good times

Looking after yourself

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Eat well
  • It’s OK to cry
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do things you enjoy like watching a movie, going fishing, going for a walk, gardening
  • Go to the river or beach
  • Have a bath
  • Writing, drawing, painting
  • Listening to music or playing music
  • If you feel angry, let it out somehow safely, for example, through exercise
  • Try to have fun and relax

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The StandBy Service is a coordinated community crisis response service that supports the health and wellbeing of families, friends and associates bereaved by suicide.

Contact

24/7 after suicide support North Coast NSW
0417 119 298

Phone:
02 66 20 1800
Email:
[email protected]

If you or your family are really sad, another thing that can help is talking to someone at the Suicide Call back Service 1300 659 467 or looking at the website www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au Lifeline – 13 11 14
Beyondblue support service
1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport

Telephone Interpreter Service

If you feel you may not understand what the StandBy staff are saying, or they may have difficulty understanding you, please ask them to use the Telephone Interpreter Service by phoning 131 450
StandBy brochures are also available in a range of languages
For information on our other StandBy sites around Australia visit – https://www.unitedsynergies.com.au


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