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.
While you should always call 000 if it's an emergency Suicide Call Back Service can help anyone who is affected by suicide, which includes;
Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides professional 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people who are affected by suicide.
You can get immediate help by selecting one of the services clearly set out on the website.