Clinical Suicide Prevention Service
The Clinical Suicide Prevention Service is here to support and provide treatment to people having thoughts of suicide or who have attempted suicide.
You will be allocated a trained mental health professional to support you for up to 10 hours over a period of 2 months. Support can include helpful ways to think, relax and reduce stress. After these two months (and for a maximum of 10 hours), your GP can refer you to further help if needed.
After mental health central intake receives your referral (open during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm) you will be contacted within 24 hours and offered an appointment with a mental health professional within 3-5 business days.
Referral: Referral to the Clinical Suicide Prevention Service is through a GP. Your GP will talk with you about how you are feeling and together you can pinpoint the main problems and plan how to tackle them.
NOTE: This service is not designed for people at high or immediate risk of suicide. These people should go to their nearest emergency department.