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I’ve been having thoughts of suicide and would like help

Sharing your feelings of suicide can be very difficult. You may be worried how a person will respond or what they will think of you.

Choosing the right person to speak to and starting the conversation is important and can help you to overcome feelings of distress and suicide.

There is information to help, people you can speak to and services to support you. Read on to learn more.

Read, watch or listen

If you are having thoughts of suicide, reaching out for help is important. But it can be difficult to reach out.

For tips on how to start the conversation and keep safeclick here.

For help in working out who to talk to and what to sayclick here.

Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living. You can find the Holding onto Hope podcasts here.

Stories of Hope is a series of video stories shared by people who have experienced suicidality, in the hope they encourage others to take the step to seek help or offer hope to others. You can watch Stories of Hope here.


Speak to someone

Talk Suicide Support Service provides outreach support to individuals, families and friends of people at risk of suicide, aged 15 years and over, in the Brisbane region. Work with a Support Coach to develop the skills to manage suicidal thoughts and future challenges. Call Talk Suicide on 1800 008 255. Talk Suicide operates Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm and is NOT a crisis service. You can read more about the support Talk Suicide provides here.

eFriend is a virtual peer support service for anyone 18 years and older who is feeling down, stressed, lonely, isolated or worried. The trained and experienced eFriend peers have been where you are and are ready to talk when you’re ready.
eFriend is available Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 8.00pm. eFriend is NOT a crisis, counselling or mental health treatment service.
You can learn more and book your first call by clicking here.

Accessing support through a helpline may also be a good option. A list of helplines you can contact is available here.

You may also wish to speak to a GP. A GP can make a diagnosis, discuss suitable treatment options and refer you to a mental health professional if needed. You can search for a General Practice near you by clicking here.

Access professional help

If you wish to seek professional, one-on-one help, a range of mental health services are available in the Brisbane North region.

For help in finding the service and supports that will best meet your needs, please contact the My Mental Health Service Navigators by calling 1800 752 235. The My Mental Health Service Navigation team can provide support and information on how to access mental health, suicide prevention and alcohol and other drug treatment services in our region.

Please note, this is not a crisis service and operates 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon to Fri.

If you or someone you are with is in immediate, life-threatening danger:

Call Triple Zero (000) or go immediately to your local hospital emergency department.

You can access immediate support by contacting

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Telephone support (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Online and video chat (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Lifeline 13 11 44
  • Telephone support (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Online chat 7.00pm – midnight AEST, seven days a week
  • Text chat 12.00pm – midnight AEST, seven days a week; Text 0477 13 11 14
Beyond Blue Support Service 1300 224 636
  • Telephone support (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Online chat (3.00pm – midnight, seven days a week)
  • Email also available, with response within 24 hours.
1300 MH Call: Mental Health Access Line 1300 64 2255
  • For advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis and to link you to your closest Queensland public mental health service. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Brisbane North PHN

Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the Brisbane North Suicide Prevention Network, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the Reasons to Stay campaign.

Brisbane North PHN acknowledges the traditional custodians past and present on whose land we walk, we work and we live.

This activity is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program.