Minds Together Program – Supporting Someone Who Has Attempted Suicide

The Minds Together program is now available for all Tasmanian family and friends who support someone who has attempted suicide.

The Minds Together suite of programs are now available for all Tasmanian families and friends who support someone experiencing mental health concerns or suicidal distress.

The programs are free, online and self-paced, aiming to build skills, knowledge and confidence for family and friends in their support role.

In collaboration with Everymind, the Tasmanian Government has established a dedicated Tasmanian landing page to offer free access to Minds Together for family and friends supporting someone who has attempted suicide.

The Minds Together programs can be accessed at: https://mindstogether.org.au/supporting-someone-in-tasmania/

Backed by evidence and co-designed by family and friends with real-life experiences, the program offers practical ways to:

  • Find out more about mental health concerns and suicidal distress.
  • Learn new strategies for supporting a family member or friend.
  • Strengthen coping and communication skills.
  • Reduce stress and worry.
  • Connect with other people supporting a family member or friend.

The Tasmanian Government continues to work hand-in-hand with the community and key partners in the sector to integrate the program, ensuring early accessibility and exploring ways to enhance the program for Tasmania.

If you have ideas on how we can enhance the program for Tasmania, we would love to hear your thoughts through the linked surveys:

Talking and reading about mental health and suicide can be distressing and may bring up strong feelings or personal experiences for some people. If you’re worried about how you’re feeling and need help, please call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14 or another service that suits your needs, see below.  If you are, or anyone else is in immediate danger, call 000.

Tasmanian Support Services

A Tasmanian Lifeline
1800 98 44 34
Phone counselling service for psychological
distress. 8am to 8pm.
www.lifelinetasmania.org.au

Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
03 6228 7448
Phone support and referral for families
and friends supporting someone with their
mental ill health.
9am-5pm weekdays.
www.mhfamiliesfriendstas.org.au

Access Mental Health
1800 332 388
Tasmanian phone service for mental
health support, triage and referrals.
9am to 10pm 7 days.

National Support Services

Lifeline
13 11 14
24/7 phone and online counselling for
Australians experiencing emotional distress.
www.lifeline.org.au

StandBy Support After Suicide
1300 727 247
24/7 suicide prevention counselling service.
www.standbysupport.com.au

Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
24/7 phone counselling service for people
at risk, concerned about someone at risk, or bereaved by suicide.
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

MensLine Australia
1800 789 978
24/7 National phone support and online counselling for men.
www.mensline.org.au

13YARN
13 92 76
24/7 phone support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
www.13yarn.org.au

QLife
1800 184 527
Phone and webchat LGBTI peer support for
people wanting to talk about a range of issues.
3pm to 12am, 7 days.
www.qlife.au/resources/chat

Open Arms – Veterans & Families
Counselling
1800 011 046
24/7 face-to-face, phone and online counselling.
www.openarms.gov.au/get-support/counselling

Beyond Blue
1300 22 4636
24/7 phone support & online chat service.
www.beyondblue.org.au

Kids Helpline
1800 55 1800
24/7 phone support and online counselling
for young people aged 5 to 25.
www.kidshelpline.com.au

Headspace
24/7 online counselling for young people
aged 12 to 25.
www.headspace.org.au

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