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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 contact

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.
External help
Lifeline Telephone suicide prevention line.
SuicideLine - Victoria Telephone counselling and information to anyone affected by suicidal behaviour.
Kids Helpline Telephone counselling and information to anyone under the age of 25 years affected by suicidal behaviour.
Emergency Services (police, ambulance, fire) Immediate attendance to serious and imminent risk.
Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service For situations where individuals are in the acute stage of psychiatric crisis. Provides information, short-term treatment and support.
University workshops
University policies and procedures
Victorian legislation