Are you thinking of self harm?
Do you already have a plan to end your life?
The Suicide Prevention Service can provide short term support and help you to keep you safe.
When people become stressed or deeply distressed, it can often seem like suicide or self-harm will provide answers to their questions or relief from their feelings.
Acting on these thoughts can cause permanent harm and is likely to hurt other people emotionally, especially those who care about you.
Without help it can be difficult to know what to do to keep you safe and prevent harm. The Suicide Prevention Service is designed for short term help to enable you to keep yourself safe.
Please note that the Suicide Prevention Service is not a crisis service and is not available after-hours or on weekends.
After-hours support can be arranged through the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 if required.
Appointments will take place at Northern Health Network offices.
The Northern Health Network gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support from Country SA PHN and Adelaide PHN.
How do I get help?
You can get help from the Suicide Prevention Service in a number of ways:
- Call us on (08) 8209 0700 and we will discuss how to access our service.
- You can also be referred by your GP. Tell your GP about your feelings and ask for a referral to the Suicide Prevention Service. Your doctor can also refer you for ongoing counselling if required.
Once we have received your referral, we will contact you within 24 hours (or 72 hours if the referral arrives on a Friday afternoon or over the weekend). We will then arrange a personalsession for you to meet with a member of the Suicide Prevention Service team.
Who are the Suicide Prevention Service staff?
The staff in the Suicide Prevention Service are mental health clinicians who are skilled in helping people recover from suicidal thoughts and selfharming behaviour. Some of our clinicians are psychologists, some are social workers and some have other qualifications. They all have specialised training to provide the kind of care and support you need.
The Suicide Prevention Service is designed for short term help to enable you to keep yourself safe.
If you are feeling suicidal or regularly harming yourself, it is important that you get counselling support.
Dealing with the issues that have caused your feelings or distress is a part of the program, and contact can be either face to face or via telephone.
Your rights and responsibilities
Information about your rights and responsibilities are provided at the first appointment. This will include details about how we manage personal information.
You can also visit northernhealth.net or call and talk to one of our friendly staff.
Northern Health Network is not an Emergency Service or crisis service. For emergencies contact Mental Health Triage by phoning 13 14 65.
Due to program restrictions, Northern Health Network clinicians are not mandated to provide medico legal reports for any workers’ compensation, family court or other legal matters.