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Do you have thoughts of suicide?

Mate – we know you’re doing it tough.

So, life’s difficult and you’re not sure what to do. Maybe you’re at the end of the road? Stay with us, because we’re going to find you some options and people to talk to.

This could be your first move or maybe you may have already talked to lots of services. Perhaps you’re sick of telling your story or not finding the help you need.

Now you’ve taken a step. That’s a courageous move.

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Aboriginal Medical Services Cooperative Ltd Redfern

Medical services for eligible Aboriginal patients, including mental health and specialist men's health.
Find morehttps://amsredfern.org.au/services/

ACON

Community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling.
Find morehttps://www.acon.org.au/

Anglicare

Online, phone or face to face, individual, group support for men feeling distressed.
Find morehttps://www.meetup.com/mens-group-emotional-wellbeing-space-anglicare/

Australian Dads Network

A safe online space to connect with dads.
Find morehttps://www.australiandadsnetwork.com.au/

Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health

Fighting Fit' resources for current/ex servicemen; national call centre; specific suicide prevention program.
Find morehttps://www.defence.gov.au/health/DMH/

Australian Defence Force Centre for Mental Health

ADF community centres to support families.
Find morehttps://www.defence.gov.au/adf-members-and-families

Australian Department of Health – Head to Health

Specific information for men. Other information available to support oneself, someone else, portals for professionals and service providers. Sections for Aboriginal, multicultural, veterans, young, LGBTQI+ people.
Find morehttps://www.headtohealth.gov.au/supporting-yourself/support-for/men

Baptist Care

Facing Up Men's Behaviour Change - a 20 week men's behaviour change support group for men who want to stop being abusive within their family relationships.
Find morehttps://baptistcare.org.au/facing-up

BEING – Mental Health Consumers Inc.

Peer-support program (funded by NSW Health under Towards Zero Suicides initiative); training and support programs.
Find morehttps://being.org.au/peer-workforce-network/

Beyond Blue

Support services and helplines.
Find morehttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Beyond Blue

Information about: suicidal warning signs; coping strategies for alcohol; wellbeing; helping yourself or someone else; also resources and programs directory available at https://beyou.edu.au/resources/programs-directory
Find morehttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/personal-best

Beyond Blue

Suicide prevention app about safety planning to forestall suicidal thoughts.
Find morehttps://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

Black Dog Institute

Resources for Aboriginal people - including lived experience voices, iBobbly app for Aboriginal youth.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples/

Black Dog Institute – Headgear

HeadGear is a free, easy-to-use smartphone app that guides you through a 30–day mental fitness challenge designed to build resilience and wellbeing and prevent things like depression and anxiety.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/headgear/

Black Dog Institute – myCompass

myCompass is a free online and confidential self-help program for people who have been feeling anxious, down or stressed, and people who want to build good mental health. myCompass has a specific online learning activity for managing depression in men.
Find morehttps://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/digital-tools-apps/mycompass/

Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

A safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs.
Find morehttps://www.btgcsi.com.au/mens-resource-centre/mens-resource-centre.php

Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health

Various mental health support services to rural and remote communities.
Find morehttps://www.crrmh.com.au/

Change Happens Psychotherapy and Consultancy

private and individual but clinical and focused on gay men.
Find morehttps://changehappens.com.au/services/

Community Care and Wellbeing

Not-for-profit, community-based organisation to support individuals, families and carers to navigate the health and social care systems; section on men's mental health resources.
Find morehttps://ccnb.com.au/

Complete Men

Online and face-to-face men's groups.
Find morehttps://completemen.org.au/mullumbimby-associate-group

Dads at Dalwood

Support for dads through individual counselling, dads playgroups and activity groups and dads only discussion groups.
Find morehttps://www.dalwoodspilstead.com/services

Dads Group

Online and some local groups for new dads to support each other.
Find morehttps://www.dadsgroup.org/

Dads in Distress

Supports men experiencing trauma related to family breakdown and separation.
Find morehttps://parentsbeyondbreakup.com/dids/

Deadly Connections Community & Justice Services – Aboriginal fathers’ group

Community and justice services for Aboriginal community.
Find morehttps://deadlyconnections.org.au/

Everymind

Ahead for Business - resources for small business to support workforce.
Find morehttps://everymind.org.au/programs/mental-health-and-small-business

Everymind

Partners in Mining - resources for people working in the mining industry.
Find morehttps://everymind.org.au/programs/partners-in-mining

Family Advocacy and Support Service

Free legal advice and support at court for people affected by domestic and family violence.
Find morehttps://familyviolencelaw.gov.au/fass/

Fathering Project

Group-based support for Dads through some local schools.
Find morehttps://portal.thefatheringproject.org/join-a-group/?keywords=2&group_state=New+South+Wales

Foundation House

Rehab programs for alcohol, other drug and gambling addictions.
Find morehttps://www.foundationhouse.net.au/

Gong Guys Gay peer support

A community, social, support and networking group for gay & bisexual men.
Find morehttp://gongguys.info/about.html

Gotcha 4 Life Foundation

Mental fitness programs for local communities - presentations, workshops, training, one-on-one peer support, and the Mind your Mate program.
Find morehttps://www.gotcha4life.org/

Headspace

Offers centres across NSW, online and phone counselling services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/

Headspace

Personal spaces - mental health interactive personal toolkit for young people - online resource.
Find morehttps://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/interactive-tools/

HealthWISE

Health services for Northern NSW, including mental health, ageing, allied health and supporting GPs deliver services in the community.
Find morehttps://healthwisenenw.com.au/services/

Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds

The Healthy Heads App provides mental health and physical wellbeing support for the Australian supply-chain workforce.
Find morehttps://www.healthyheads.org.au/app/

Heart on My Sleeve

Emotional wellness for adults. Services include education programs, peer support services, inspirational storytelling, behavioural change campaigns & community awareness.
Find morehttps://www.heartonmysleeve.org/stories

Hey Mate

Focused therapy, coaching and workshops to deliver mental health, wellness support, and education to the music, entertainment, performing arts, creative industries and wider community.
Find morehttps://www.theheymateproject.com/

Homelessness in NSW

Specialist homelessness services can help women, men, young people, families, Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Find morehttps://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/services

Hope4u

Supporting family and others grieving after suicide of a loved one.
Find morehttps://hope4u.com.au/

Hunter Primary Care

Delivers range of mental health and wellbeing services to the community with health professionals.
Find morehttps://hunterprimarycare.com.au/

Illawarra-Shoalhaven Men’s Homelessness Support Service

Integrated support to single men over 25 years of age who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Find morehttps://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/housing/help/ways/services/illawarra-shoalhaven-mens-support-service

Inter-relate

Online and face-to-face support for respectful relationships and individual support.
Find morehttps://www.interrelate.org.au/

Jewish Care

A whole community approach to mental health and suicide prevention, with support for individuals and their families experiencing a mental health crisis, training, events and conferences. Other services include AfterCare support and a My Wellbeing App.
Find morehttps://jewishcare.com.au/programs-services/

Kids Helpline

Support and counselling for young people under 25.
Find morehttps://kidshelpline.com.au/

Lifeline Australia

Lifeline - specialist suicide support line. Other support services and helplines; localised service finder on Google maps. Information & resources categorised into COVID, domestic & family violence, natural disasters, trauma, loneliness isolation, anxiety, stress, gambling, financial, self harm.
Find morehttps://www.lifeline.org.au/

Lifeline Northern Beaches

Men's Anger Management Support Group - A weekly support group to help men understand and identify what triggers their anger, and learn techniques to manage it effectively.
Find morehttps://www.lifelinenb.org.au/get-help/support-groups/mens-anger-management-support-group/

LikeMind

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga.
Find morehttp://likemind.org.au/

LinkMate

Peer-to-peer social app - through connecting people with peers and community services for preventing mental health challenges.
Find morehttps://linkmate.com.au/

Mantle Health

Our goal is to support men to be better partners, fathers, brothers, colleagues, leaders, and friends, and to improve mental health outcomes for men and those around them. We do this by removing the barriers to receiving professional and effective one-on-one psychological support through a secure and discreet video telehealth service.
Find morehttps://mantlehealth.com.au

Mates in Construction (NSW)

Construction and mining industry based support for men, including a 24-hour helpline.
Find morehttps://mates.org.au/

Men’s Kitchen

A fun, safe, supportive and instructive environment where older men learn cooking skills.
Find morehttps://www.menskitchen.org.au/

Men2Be

An open-men's group meeting weekly in Tweed Heads support mentally, socially, spiritually.
Find morehttps://www.meetup.com/en-AU/men2be/

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men, across areas of concern to men, including mental health, family violence, relationships and addiction.
Find morehttps://mensline.org.au/

Menstuff

Counselling, coaching and psychotherapy for men and young men.
Find morehttps://menstuff.com.au

mentoring men

Mentoring support to men in their life journey.
Find morehttps://mentoringmen.org.au/

Mentors for Men

Mentor support to men for a sense of belonging and purpose through friendship.
Find morehttps://mentorsformen.com.au

MindSpot

Free online and self-directed personal assessments; health services for range of mental health treatment courses; Aboriginal specific treatment course.
Find morehttps://www.mindspot.org.au/

Mongrels Men

Support for men through sports, fitness, exercise, connection and community.
Find morehttps://mongrelsmen.com/

Mr Perfect

Bringing men together at weekend BBQs in local parks across Australia, to create community and connection, and online connection to support and services.
Find morehttps://mrperfect.org.au/

No To Violence

Men's Referral Service - Support for men who use or are at risk of using violence.
Find morehttps://ntv.org.au

NSW Transcultural Health Mental Health Centre

Works with health professionals and communities across New South Wales to support positive mental health for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Find morehttps://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/transcultural-mental-health-centre-tmhc/community/suicide-prevention

Older Men New Ideas

Small, community-based men's groups for older men.
Find morehttps://omninsw.waggamatters.com/omni-group-locations.html

One in Three

Support and direction for men expeiencing abuse.
Find morehttps://www.oneinthree.com.au/support

Open Arms

Counselling, peer programs, workshops, group programs for navy, army, air force, personnel, veterans and families.
Find morehttps://www.openarms.gov.au/

Penrith Men’s Walk and Talk

Just a bunch of knockabout locals who get together every Thursday evening for a walk and talk.
Find morehttps://www.facebook.com/PenrithMensWalkAndTalk/

Qlife

LGBTI peer support and referral, delivered by trained LGBTI community members for LGBTI individuals, friends and families, and health professionals. 3pm-midnight helpline - 1800 184 527 Webchat.
Find morehttps://qlife.org.au/

Quest for Life – Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma workshop helps people with post-trauma stress symptoms to reclaim their lives.
Find morehttps://questforlife.org.au/residential-program/moving-beyond-trauma/

RedNose Grief and Loss

Support and connecting for men who are grieving the loss of a child.
Find morehttps://rednosegriefandloss.org.au/support/section/C347

Relationships Australia NSW

Several different group sessions, including 8-week group work for men who may have experienced difficulties in their relationships.
Find morehttps://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/support-services/men-and-relationships/

Roses in the Ocean

The Resources Hub has resources for specific priority groups - LGBTIQ, Aboriginal, men, multicultural, seniors.
Find morehttps://rosesintheocean.com.au/resources-hub/

Rural and Remote Mental Health – Deadly Thinking

Deadly Thinking is a social, emotional well-being and suicide prevention program for Aboriginal communities, facing social and emotional wellbeing issues. Workshops for individuals, communities and community leaders.
Find morehttps://www.rrmh.com.au/programs/deadly-thinking/

Rural Outreach Counselling

ROC aims to reduce depression and anxiety in rural communities by reaching out to support those who won’t present to a GP or mental health services. A Matekeeper is matched to each individual.
Find morehttp://www.ruraloutreachcounselling.com.au/

Sane Australia

Sane provides online communities & forums, peer support, counselling for individuals with mental health issues and their families.
Find morehttps://www.sane.org

Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention and Awareness Network

Training, resources, recovery, bereavement support, activities in Shoalhaven community to raise awareness of impact of suicide.
Find morehttps://www.sspan.org.au/gday-mate-bbq/

Soldier On

Soldier On supports veterans and their families with health and wellbeing services, learning and education and social connection activities.
Find morehttps://soldieron.org.au/

Southern Youth and Family Services

Dedicated Men's Health program through Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN) focused on training young men ask for help.
Find morehttp://syfs.org.au/programs/mens-health

St Vinnies – Liverpool Men’s Centre

St Vinnies crisis accommodation and case management service for unaccompanied men.
Find morehttps://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/NSW/Housing/Liverpool_Men%E2%80%99s_Centre/

Suicide Call back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people affected by suicide.
Find morehttps://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN)

SAMSN provides professional and peer support for male survivors of child sexual abuse and their families.
Find morehttps://www.samsn.org.au/

Sydney Gay Counselling

Individual and couple counselling, sexual identity support for GBTIQ.
Find morehttps://sydneygaycounselling.com/

The Buttery

A long-term rehabilitation program for adults addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
Find morehttps://www.buttery.org.au/therapeutic-community/

The Fly Program

Life changing experiences for men delivered outdoors.
Find morehttps://flyprogram.org.au/

The Glen

Support for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction.
Find morehttps://www.theglencentre.org.au/

The Man Walk

Walk, Talk and Support. Connection and support through regular walking groups in various locations.
Find morehttps://themanwalk.com.au/

The Men’s Table

The Men’s Table is a safe place to share and be heard by other men. Men's tables are available across NSW or set up your own.
Find morehttps://themenstable.org/

Top Blokes

Mentoring for 16-24 year olds - Building Blokes Program, delivered by qualified youth workers for boys and young men to reduce the rates of suicides, mental health issues, antisocial and risk-taking behaviours.
Find morehttps://www.topblokes.org.au/

Towards Zero initiative – Mental Health Centre, Liverpool Hospital

A safe space for men doing it tough, to connect with others who have experienced their own suicidal thoughts.
Find morehttps://www.swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/MentalHealth/zero.html

Transhub

A digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers.
Find morehttps://www.transhub.org.au/

Uniting Burnside Men and Family Relationships Cabramatta

Information and referral, casework, parenting groupwork, culturally appropriate program development, dads and kids playgroups, for fathers in families and separated fathers.
Find morehttps://www.uniting.org/services/family-services/facility/uniting-burnside-men-and-family-relationships-cabramatta

Vipers Run Club

A community of men that connect to create commuinty and mental health support through running based activity.
Find morehttps://www.vipersrunclub.com

Waves of Wellness

A mental health surf therapy charity, committed to changing lives by delivering for-purpose, innovative support programs for people experiencing mental health challenges.
Find morehttps://www.foundationwow.org/

We Are Men

A community of real men talking about their real struggles, through sharing stories.
Find morehttps://wearemen.com.au/about-us/

Wellways

Not-for-profit organisation providing mental health and suicide prevention support and services. URHere social media kit for teenagers.
Find morehttps://kit.wellways.org/suicide-prevention/urhere

You Got This Mate – Rural Adversity Mental Health Program

Information and support as a primary health NGO; suicide prevention and mental health information, resources and support.
Find morehttps://yougotthismate.com.au/supporting-men/

Youth Insearch

Workshops for young people to take control of their lives, addressing poverty, broken and dysfunctional homes, domestic violence, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, death and grief, and other traumatic events, in order to prevent youth suicides.
Find morehttps://www.youthinsearch.org.au/you-are/im-young-person

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