Looking for information about how to talk safely only online about suicide?
The #chatsafe team has worked in partnership with young people in Australia and around the world, as well as with families and carers, to provide support.
Here you can find our top 10 tips for communicating safely online about suicide, our guidelines in a range of languages, and support for communities following a suicide.
#chatsafe for parents and carers is designed to guide parents and carers when they're having conversations about suicide with the young people in their lives.
Our #chatsafe guidelines have been translated into various languages to help young people around the world access support when they need it.
#chatsafe for educators is designed to help educators better equip the young people they have contact with to talk safely on social media about suicide.
This resource has been developed to help communities who may have experienced the suicide of a young person
Read our top tips for talking safely online about suicide
This downloadable resource provides a list of social media services and national phone and online support services that are available to young people.
If your post includes content that might be distressing to others, you should consider including a trigger warning in your post. We've created some templates to get you started.
Find the links to our research papers here
A young person's
guide to communicating
safely online about
self-harm and suicide
☎️ Australian online and phone support services
📔 Social media platform resources
☎️ Call 000
For less urgent assistance, contact one of the following support services.
Provides free 24/7 telephone, online, and video counselling and crisis support to all Australians affected by suicide.
☎️ Call 1300 659 467
🌏️ Visit suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Provides free 24/7 online and phone personal crisis support and suicide prevention services to all Australians.
☎️ Call 13 11 14
🌏️ Visit lifeline.org.au
Provides free and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling for children and young people aged between five and 25 years.
☎️ Call 1800 551 800
🌏️ Visit kidshelpline.com.au
Provides email, chat and phone counselling for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. eheadspace operates seven days a week, from 9:00am to 1:00am AEDST.
☎️ Call 1800 650 890
🌏️ Visit eheadspace.org.au
US-based links to various social media platform centres:
BeReal help center
Discord help center
Facebook help center
Instagram help center
Messenger help center
Pinterest help center
Reddit help center
Snapchat help center
TikTok help center
Tumblr help center
Twitter help center
WhatsApp help center
YouTube help center