We are Gippslanders - We are Strong

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We have to come together as a community to talk about the recent loss of lives of our young people to suicide and to help those saddened by these losses.

Our message is clear: don't do it alone  we are community, we care, we all matter.

Our community are here for you

When things are really tough and you can't see a way forward, remember, there is always someone you can turn to — Aunts, Uncles, cousins, your friends and family. There is no shame in asking for help and there are so many people and professionals that can walk alongside you to support you move to a better place.

There is local help at hand

headspace Morwell is a valuable resource to support those aged between 12—15 years of age and their family and friends.

Resources

If you know of someone not coping, reach out. If you're not sure what to say, it can help to do a little research — read up on anxiety, depression and suicide. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to help.

For information about warning signs to look for in someone else, or how you might approach a conversation with someone that you are worried about, have a look at the Beyond Blue website. Here you will find information and resources specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Download our 'We are Gippslanders — We are Strong' flyer with information, resources and available support.

Speak to someone — reach out

If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out and connect with services and supports — don't do it alone. There is help available from these and other organisations.

Emergency Services - Police, Ambulance, Fire

  • Call: 000
  • 24 hours, seven days

Yarning SafeNStrong (VAHS)

  • Call: 1800 95 95 63
  • 12 noon - 10pm, seven days

LifeLine

Suicide Call Back Service

BeyondBlue

Kids Helpline

Mensline Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.