StandBy Response Service

StandBy Response Service

The StandBy Response Service is a suicide postvention service. We support people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

The kinds of help available include:

  • 24 / 7 phone support
  • Face to face support
  • Practical assistance
  • Referral to other services if required
  • General strategies to help you get through this very difficult time
  • Ongoing follow up initiated by the StandBy workers

Who can access StandBy & when

  • People in the Canberra area bereaved by a suicide in this region
  • People in the Canberra area bereaved by a suicide that occurred somewhere else
  • Non local people bereaved by a suicide that occurred in the Canberra area

There is no time limit on when you can access the service. The suicide may have occurred months or even years ago.

Cost

Free, the StandBy Response Service is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health and Aging to provide support to people bereaved by suicide.

Area

The Canberra StandBy Response Service is one of 10 StandBy sites across Australia. StandBy is in the following areas:

  • Canberra, ACT
  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • East Kimberly, WA
  • West Kimberly, WA
  • Far North Queensland
  • North / North West Tasmania
  • Southern Tasmania
  • The Pilbara, WA
  • Sunshine & Cooloola Coasts, Queensland
  • Wide Bay Burnett, Queensland

Feedback

Feedback from StandBy clients shows that the service can help in areas such as:

  • Reducing adverse health effects
  • Reducing sense of helplessness
  • Facilitating the grieving process and
  • Providing reliable assistance with practical matters

Contact Us

Phone:0423 063 839
Fax:1300 656 200
Email:standby@supportlink.com.au
Postal:PO Box 508, Erindale Centre, ACT 2903