StandBy is a National community based suicide postvention service providing 24/7 locally coordinated responses to individuals and communities affected by suicide including emergency and community responders.
Originally started on the Sunshine Coast in 2002 following a series of community consultations coordinated by the Sunshine Coast Suicide Prevention Network, StandBy was auspiced by United Synergies at Tewantin and has grown to be a National Organisation.
On the request of a family member or organisation, Standby will respond by sending two trained and skilled Bereavement Response Support Workers to the individual's home.
In the case of an organisation such as a club needing support, multiple workers will be despatched depending on the size of the group. A specially designed information pack is left with individuals needing the support.
StandBy - Central Qld, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast
is delivered in partnership with United Synergies. There is a pool of casual Standby Crisis Team members residing throughout the region.
24/7 Phone 0418 656 764
The StandBy website provides a wealth of informative resources relating to suicide bereavement. Find out more by clicking on the Standby Resources link.