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Suicide Prevention Service

Support for people with suicidal thoughts

Our Suicide Prevention Service provides short-term support to help keep you safe when you start to have thoughts about wanting to end your own life.

Having suicidal thoughts can be hard to talk about and very distressing to experience.

Our Clinicians are specially trained to speak with you about these subjects with no jargon or judgement, and to provide you with a safe and supportive environment to talk about what you have been feeling.

Our Clinicians will work with you to develop a safety plan and strategies and connect you with the right services to meet your needs.

What do we offer?

  • Responsive appointments

    We will provide you with the help you need when you need it and check in to see how you’re going.

  • Highly trained clinicians

    They'll provide you with strategies to help manage suicidal and self-harming behaviours.

  • Safe & friendly environment

    Our centres are warm and inviting. Our friendly Clinicians will provide you safe, confidential and judgement-free treatment.

  • No cost

    Mental health services are free at Sonder.

Accessing this service

Am I eligible?

The Suicide Prevention Service is designed for people who are experiencing frequent thoughts of suicide, engaging in suicidal behaviours or regularly engaging in self-harm.

To be eligible for Suicide Prevention Service, you must:

  • Be aged 14 years or over and;
  • Live in the council areas of Playford, Salisbury, Tea Tree Gully, Port Adelaide Enfield or Charles Sturt.

Who are the staff?

The Suicide Prevention Service staff are Mental Health Clinicians, including Psychologists, Mental Health Accredited Social Workers and Mental Health Nurses.

Our Clinicians are high skilled in helping people recover from suicidal thoughts and self-harming behaviour.

Our staff will ensure you receive the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

How do I access the service?

To get started with the Suicide Prevention Service, call us directly on (08) 8209 0700 and we’ll discuss how to access the service.

Once we receive your referral, we will contact you within 24 hours to arrange an appointment time (72 hours if the referral is received on a Friday afternoon or over the weekend).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Information for GPs

To refer a patient to this service, please complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan and send to the Head to Health Phone Service through Secure Messaging via HealthLink (EDI: adphncru).

Due to program restrictions, Sonder clinicians are not able to provide medicolegal reports or assessments.

Mental Health Treatment Plan

Our recovery-focused approach

We support people living with mental health concerns to improve their wellbeing, live independently and pursue a life with meaning, hope and purpose.

We do this through:

  • Respecting your values, treatment and support preferences.
  • Focusing on and amplifying your strengths.
  • Supporting you to develop and reach personal goals and ambitions.
  • Helping you to develop self-management skills.
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Our comprehensive mental health service

Sonder provides a wide variety of mental health services for people with all types of support needs.

Following an assessment, our team work in partnership to connect you with the right service.

Clients can access care aligned to their individual needs and can easily move between programs to suit their changing support needs.

Sonder is focused on integration with the broader health care system. Where necessary, we support clients to refer to services outside of Sonder to ensure their needs are fully met.

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For Mental Health Emergencies Call 000

If you, or someone you are with, are hurt or need immediate support, please call 000.

Mental Health Emergencies

This service is supported by funding from the Adelaide Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.