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Important . . . the ‘Roses in the Ocean’ website does not provide crises intervention or counseling services.

The information on this website is by no means a substitute for professional assistance.

If you are looking for support for yourself urgently, or are worried that someone’s life is in danger, call 000 for emergency help, or head to the nearest hospital.

Additional services that may be of interest to you:

24 hour telephone counseling services:

  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (leave a message and they will call you back)
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14 (24/7 counseling with calls from mobiles free of charge)
  • Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
  • Mensline Australia: 1300 789 978
  • beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
  • Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service: 1800 011 046
  • headspace: 1800 650 890

For youth and parents: key national youth support services include:

For Adults: key national 24/7 crisis support services include:

useful mobile apps:

If you have been bereaved through suicide the StandBy Support After Suicide Service is a 24-hour community based active suicide postvention program. Please take time to view their website and the video link below and contact Standby if they can be of assistance to you.

The SOSBSA (Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association) website lists support groups across Australia.
Email: or (07) 5442 4277

If it’s not urgent, your GP is a good place to start getting help if you are struggling.

The following websites may also be useful: