Talk Suicide Support Service
The TALK SUICIDE Support Service provides outreach support to individuals, families and friends of those at risk ,15 years and over, in the Brisbane area and surrounds.
The Talk Suicide Support Model provides strengths-based, person-centered, non-clinical Outreach Support guided by lived experience that strives break down barriers to access and fill the gap between crisis response and clinical interventions.
Our experienced Coaches and Mentors work with individuals to promote SAFETY. We guide and encourage the development of internal awareness and skills to manage suicidal thoughts and future challenges that life may present by tapping into the persons existing skills and resources to do so.
The support we offer ranges from brief intervention through to ongoing emotional support as long as is necessary for skills to develop and hope increase. Our Coaches and Mentors use a range of tools such as motivational and mindfulness based strategies however the greatest tool in our toolkit is in our humanity. Simply showing care, compassion and giving our time, can and does save lives.
The Talk Suicide Support Team coordinate a wrap around continuum of care response and work collaboratively with agencies, services and informal supports, whilst maintaining an ongoing and comprehensive support role with the person at risk and their support network.
The Talk Suicide model of service is different but it works. Talk Suicide Support and Safety coaching is organic and flexible to meet the needs of those accessing the service. Our support team meet with people in a safe place, often outdoors, that is a relaxed and neutral environment. We aim to promote environments conducive to conversation and establishing a supportive relationship based on confidence and trust to develop the skills, capacities and resilience in individuals to survive suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
The TALK SUICIDE Support Service operates between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday providing face to face, telephone and web based support services.
A word from those we have helped…
Feel connected, that’s what Talk Suicide helped me do. Now I look back at where I have come from, I have a lot to be grateful for, and I know that even if things go bad again, I will always have someone who has my back and will listen to me. I know now my future is brighter because of their support and without this I’m not sure where I would be today.Tito, Brisbane
When one hears of a suicide a sense of regret immediately arises within, if only I could have talked to them, to say it’s okay it’ll be alright. I was lucky I had someone to talk to me, that person was from Talk Suicide. I’m so fortunate she was there for me or I may not be here by now to tell you of this. And how glad I’m to still be here!R. Gold Coast
For the first time in my life, I no longer go the deep dark places that have always been a part of my life.
Thank you to Talk Suicide for your support, encouragement and hope.J. Sunshine Coast
I felt I had a ton of bricks on my neck and shoulders before connecting with Talk Suicide. Every meeting felt like it lifted that weight a bit more each time until at it came to a point where I didn’t feel crushed by it. I feel like I am living and walking with purpose now. I feel like I’m somebody now and I don’t feel so alone.A. Logan
As a school Guidance Officer it can be difficult to support the volume of students with high needs as well as the increasing suicidal ideation. This vital service saw some of these students flourish, including Year 12 students obtaining their QCE, and other students remaining engaged in school. I can not thank the work that Talk Suicide provided to our school and the obvious students lives they have saved from their dedication, caring qualities and unconditional support.N. Guidance Officer, Gold Coast