Support after suicide

StandBy Suicide Response – South East Queensland and Far North Queensland


StandBy is dedicated to supporting people and communities in Queensland who are impacted by suicide. UnitingCare is currently running the program in the greater Brisbane region and Far North Queensland. All of our services are free.

How do we help?


We can:

  • Arrange face-to-face or telephone support
  • Provide information and referrals to other local organisations
  • Run tailored community workshops
  • Help you to understand and respond to your needs.

Who do we help?


We support anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide including:

  • Individuals, families, friends, witnesses
  • Schools, workplaces and community groups
  • First responders and service providers.


Anyone who has been impacted by suicide can access the service — regardless of whether they knew the person who has passed away or if they witnessed the death.

When and where do we help?


We are here to support you at a time and place that best suits you. Referral is simple — there are no forms and we accept referrals from anywhere, as long as we have the consent of the referred person.

StandBy Brisbane

StandBy in the greater Brisbane region has services from Caboolture and Kilcoy, down to the NSW border. To access StandBy you can contact the Coordinator on the 24/7 crisis number on 0438 150 180 to arrange a suitable time for us to call you. StandBy is available 24-hours a day, including weekends and public holidays.

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StandBy Far North Queensland

StandBy Northern Queensland has services in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and surrounding areas.


To access StandBy you can contact the Coordinator on the Standby 24/7 support mobile number 0407 490 005 to arrange a suitable time for StandBy to call you. StandBy is available 24-hours, including weekends and public holidays.

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Suicide prevention – call Lifeline
If you are currently having suicidal thoughts, please seek immediate assistance by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Responding to Issues of Suicide in our Community (RISC)

We respond to issues related to suicide in the Gympie region. You can rely on us for a listening ear, a friendly face and support that is specific and unique to each individual and situation.


Through the RISC program we support:

  • People who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviours and conditions that could lead to either of these
  • The family members of people at risk of suicide
  • People with a lived experience of suicide through their own actions, or the death of someone close to them

The acronym ‘RISC’ also describes the services it provides — referral, information (education), support and connection.


The RISC program reaches out to individuals, families, organisations and networks affected by suicide, and supports people through events, training and activities.


To contact: please ring us at the Gympie office on 07 5480 3400.

Helpful links and phone numbers

If you, or someone you are with, is in need of immediate support please call an ambulance or police on 000.

Suicide Prevention Australia