Supporting someone in Tasmania
Do you support someone in Tasmania who is feeling sad, stressed or worried, is experiencing suicidal distress, or has attempted suicide? Are you finding it hard to get the right support for you?
You’re not alone and there is help available. Providing support can be challenging and can affect your own energy, time, finances and emotions.
That’s why we are working with the Tasmanian Department of Health to help you support your family member or friend in Tasmania.
Our free self-paced online programs
Family and friends supporting someone who has attempted suicide
Learn practical skills and strategies to support your family member or friend, including how to talk about suicide, respond to stigma and navigate complicated feelings. Explore the impacts of providing support and different ways to look after yourself. Hear family and friends share their experiences of providing support and tips from suicide prevention experts.Learn more
Family and friends supporting the mental health of paramedics
Learn practical skills and strategies to support your family and friends who face unique challenges to their mental health as paramedics. Connect with other people supporting paramedics and hear from paramedics and mental health experts to increase your understanding of mental health and look after yourself.Learn more
24/7 mental health support and referral phone line provided by the Tasmanian Department of Health with Lifeline Tasmania.
10 Elphinstone Road, North Hobart 7000
9am-10pm every day for people aged 15 years and over, who are experiencing situational or suicidal distress, and their families or support networks.
Mental Health Integration Hub
9am-5pm on weekdays in-person peer support to help navigate mental health services.
Free courses for all Tasmanians about mental health and wellbeing.
Phone referral and support for family and friends supporting someone experiencing mental health concerns, alcohol or other drug use, or suicidal distress from 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.
Self-advocacy toolkit for family and friends
A resource to help the voices of families and friends supporting a person living with mental health concerns be heard.
Safe Spaces Peer Support Program
Peer support that brings together family and friends to support, learn from, and connect with each other.
Follow-up, one-on-one support and referral help for family and friends with the Lived Experience Project Officer at Mental Health Families and Friends Tasmania. You can call on 0429 121 576 from 10am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.
A suicide prevention call-back service provided by people with lived experience of suicide at Roses in the Ocean. Leave a message and a Peer CARE Companion will connect with you within 48 hours.
Free support for people in the first few months following suicidal distress provided by Anglicare Tasmania.
1800 422 737 (press 1 at the menu)
Emotional, practical and tailored support for carers, including 24/7 emergency support and phone counselling 8am- 5pm, Monday to Friday.