The Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention in NSW 2018-2023 was launched by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, with the Minister for Mental Health, Tanya Davies on 17 October 2018.

The Framework will guide activities in NSW until 2023 and marks the beginning of the journey towards zero suicides in NSW.

The Framework has been developed by the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales and the NSW Ministry of Health in collaboration with people with lived experience of a suicide attempt or suicide bereavement, government agencies, mental health organisations and experts in suicide prevention. More than 1,800 people provided written submissions, participated in meetings, completed an online survey and joined community forums to contribute to the Framework’s development.

Download the Framework


If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please seek help immediately by calling 000 or one of these services:

  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

If you are bereaved by suicide, you may want to contact the following organisations for help:

National StandBy Response Service
Phone: 07 5442 4277
A 24-hour co-ordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have lost someone through suicide.

headspace School Support
Phone: 1800 688 248
Local support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

Phone: 1300 845 745 (National, landline only) or (03) 9935 7400 (National and metro Melbourne) Midday to 3am AEST, 7 days a week.
All calls are confidential and free.

Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support (Salvation Army)
Hope for Life Suicide Prevention & Bereavement Support provides information, resources and training for those who support people who are at risk of suicide or have lost a loved one to suicide. The website also contains links to suicide bereavement services across Australia.

Wings of Hope
Resource for children and families bereaved by suicide including support events. 

Please see the resources listed on the Communities Matter website for other options.


Last updated: 10 November 2020