Please see links and contact information for a variety of resources, though we note that it is not exhaustive.
Please contact us if you have found a resource particularly helpful or would like to be part of our list of providers delivering evidence based treatment interventions.
Find a Practitioner
Find a Psychologist through the Australian Psychological Society.
Find a Psychiatrist via the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Find a Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association.
Join SRAAs Suicide Prevention Psychotherapist Registry
SRAA are currently developing a data base providing the public with practice details of practitioners who have been trained in delivering suicide specific interventions
- Suicide Prevention – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-SP)
- Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
This is in addition to brief interventions for suicidality and self injury, such as Means Restriction Counselling and Safety Planning.
The emphasis on suicide specific therapies is in line with internationally accepted approaches to working with clients experiencing suicidality. See the Sentinel Event Alert of 2016 from the USA Joint Commission that states in order to improve the outcomes for clients experiencing suicidality, we need to develop and provide treatment and discharge plans that directly target suicidality. This is a fundamental factor that differentiates these three treatments from every other.
SRAA continue to be asked for referral options that meet these conditions, for clients experiencing suicidality and self injury across Australia and New Zealand. While the above search options (“Find a ….”) may indicate the therapist is willing to work with suicidal individuals, there is a lack clarity on whether the practitioner has been trained in an, and adheres to evidence based suicide prevention specific psychotherapy.
If you meet the above inclusion criteria and are interested in being on SRAAs register, download your EOI form here and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact details of practitioners will be made available via a database accessed from this website (similar to “Find a…”) once we have achieved national representation (or near national representation) and in excess of 100 practitioners.
In addition to being able to identify a practitioner in their area, meeting the identified criteria, we will be offering information on how to choose a practitioner, Medicare entitlements and importantly, details about DBT, CAMS and CBT-SP treatment modalities.
SRAA will not be endorsing practitioners as suicide prevention experts and will not make recommendations on the suitability of any practitioner for a client. However, for inclusion in the register, practitioners must evidence capacity to work with clients experiencing suicidality and self injurious behaviour, as determined by evidence provided us on training, qualifications and the identified internationally recognised suicide prevention treatment modalities. It is acknowledged by SRAA that other therapeutic models are appropriate for treating distress and psychological disorder, however, we are specifically developing a register for clinicians with this skill set.
We hope that you see this initiative as one that serves our clients and the community.
Resources for Practitioners
Suicide Prevention Australia – (02) 9223 3333
Help for Clients
Lifeline – 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 65 94 67
Kid’s Help Line – 1800 55 1800
MensLine – 1300 78 99 78
Veteran’s Line – 1800 011 046
Mental Health Line (CATT)– 1800 629 354
National Standby Response Service [24 hr services for those bereaved by suicide] – (07) 5442 4277
National Hope Line (Salvation Army) [24 hr service for those bereaved by suicide] – 1300 467 354