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Definition

Suicidal behaviour or suicidality is a comprehensive concept including suicidal thoughts, attempts and completed suicides.


Assistance at Monash University

Safer Community Unit

The Safer Community Unit provides a gateway to sound advice and support, and referral to professional help for vulnerable individuals and those concerned for them or impacted by suicidal behaviour.

Where the risk of suicide is assessed as serious and imminent, the Safer Community Unit, in consultation with internal and external services, will mobilise rapid emergency interventions to reduce the risk.

We promote a suicide-alert community aimed at early identification of vulnerable individuals. We encourage early help-seeking behaviour.

Counselling service

The Counselling service provides counselling support to vulnerable individuals and those experiencing the impact of suicidal behaviour.

Telephone counselling

Available to students and staff after-hours for those who can't access face-to-face counselling.

Medical and health service

Medical and health service will provide medical consultations and specialist referrals. Individual doctors specialise in women's or men's health.

Security Service

Immediate attendance to an incident on campus.

Additional help and information