StandBy Response Service Central Australia
The StandBy Response Service is a community based program that provides people bereaved by suicide with a timely response and clear pathways to care. Providing immediate support via its 24 hour response telephone number, people bereaved through suicide can receive face to face outreach provided by a skilled crisis response team and/ or referral to an appropriate support service matched to their need.
The StandBy Response Service is a suicide postvention service. The program provides support to people who have lost a family member, friend or associate to suicide.
The kinds of help available include:
- Phone support
- Face to face support
- Practical assistance
- Referral to other services if required
- General strategies to help people get through this very difficult time
- Ongoing follow up initiated by the StandBy Coordinator
The aim of the StandBy Response Service is to reduce potential adverse health outcomes and assist in addressing further suicidal behaviour.
Who can use the service?
Any person who has experienced bereavement through suicide, whether recent or in the past.
People can self-refer, or be referred by other agencies or service providers, such as police, ambulance, coronial services and community groups.
To access this service, please call the MHACA office number during business hours, or in the case of an emergency after hours 0439 842 155.