(meaning “Cover Myself”)
187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560
Suicide Prevention A Strong Mind is A Strong Spirit
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation is committed to reducing the intergenerational grief loss and trauma that still impacts our communities and youth today. For every family that we can help heal and nourish, our community will grow stronger and our futures glow brighter.
“Darryl Wright CEO”
About the Program
Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for Indigenous Australians living in NSW compared to 17th for Non – Indigenous Australians.
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation welcomes being a part of the NSW Governments Building on Resilience in Aboriginal Communities Initiative. This initiative is part of Towards Zero Suicides a NSW Premier’s Priority and the NSW Government Investment of $87 million over three years.
The funding was allocated to 12 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across NSW. This funding will support community – led and culturally appropriate initiatives to tackle these important issues.
Tharawal AMS has entered into a service partnership with Lifeline Macarthur and Headspace Campbelltown to provide suicide prevention support and training opportunities to local Aboriginal youth, community members and Elders in the Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecaribee local council areas.
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation will be working closely and have signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding with Campbelltown City Council, Wollondilly Shire Council and Wingercarribee Shire Council to provide a regional approach to suicide prevention and aftercare support. The MoU aims to strengthen support services networks and form regional working parties made up of local Aboriginal community members and people with lived experience, to inform local decision-making policy and programs around suicide prevention, suicide support services and aftercare support in the three regions providing a multi sector approach.
If you are in need of urgent, emergency help please call 000 and request an ambulance.
Need to speak to someone now?
Contact Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14 – Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.
If you would like a confidential discussion with one of our support workers, please call Tharawal AMS on (02) 02 4628 4837 or you can use the contact form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Thank you, Tharawal AMS
If you need someone to talk to here are some additional points of contact for support
|I Bobbly App||Download App||Click Here|
|Lifeline||13 11 14||Website|
|Brother to Brother||1800 435 799||Website|
|Kids Helpline||1800 551 800||Website|
|Men’s Line Australia||1300 789 978||Website|
|Suicide Call Back Service||1300 659 467||Website|
|Life in Mind||02 4924 6900||Website|
|Beyond Blue||1300 224 636||Website|
Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation Supports :
South Western Sydney Local Health District, Towards ZERO Suicides
Feeling Overwhelmed? Come to SafeHaven for a chat with people who understand. This service is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Anyone is welcome at SafeHaven if you are under the age of 16 please attend with a parent or guardian.
What is SafeHaven?
SafeHaven is friendly, compassionate place where everyone is welcome and you won’t be judged.
If you or someone you care about is experiencing thoughts of suicide, which may be present as mild depression, deep sadness, emotional distress, helplessness or self – harm the safe haven is here for you.
You may be feeling alone and wanting social connections or you just want a place to go where people get it. Staff members at SafeHaven are here to listen and understand.
Our SafeHaven Peer Support team have their own personal lived experience of suicidal distress.
Often when people feel suicidal the only place to visit outside of business hours is the Emergency Department. SafeHaven is another option which provides a different kind of support, you can chat to us, have a tea or coffee, join an activity or sit in a quiet spot.
We can also support you to find out about other services that can assist you with immediate or longer term needs.
Friday 2pm – 9pm
Saturday 2pm – 9pm
Suicide Prevention Outreach Team (SPOT)
A mobile team of compassionate mental health clinicians and peer support workers that can meet you in the comfort of your own home or in the community over the weekend and evenings.
What is the SPOT?
- A compassionate mobile team for people experiencing suicidal crisis
- Each SPOT team has a mental health clinician and a Peer Support
- Worker (who has their own lived experience of suicidal crisis).
- SPOT is available to meet you in the community, either at your home or a suitable place of your choice
- Open during the week end and evenings when other services are unavailable
What Times Can SPOT Meet You?
SPOT can meet you during the following approximate hours
|Friday||2pm – 9pm|
|Saturday||2pm – 9pm|
|Sunday||2pm – 9pm|
|Monday||2pm – 9pm|
How Can SPOT Support You?
- Crisis response
- Peer support and clinical care
- Safety planning and recovery/wellness planning
- Collaborative identification of community supports, including psychosocial support
How can you contact SPOT?
Emergencies – SPOT is not suitable for emergencies.
- If someone has attempted, or is at immediate risk of attempting to harm themselves or someone else, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
- Or go to a hospital emergency department, where they may refer you to a mental health service
If you feel you would benefit from SPOT:
- Please call the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511
- This is available to everyone in NSW and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Please request to be seen by the Suicide Prevention Outreach Team – SPOT
- Please note the limited opening times of the SPOT service
Proudly supported and funded by:
NSW Ministry of Health