NICRS – How we Support Families

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and families affected by suicide-related trauma or other traumatic incidents. We provide practical social support, facilitate connections with a range of local social, health and community services and where appropriate monitor the throughcare of individuals and families over time.

The Critical Response Support Advocates are not counsellors and do not provide counselling or other clinical support.

As required, we advocate on behalf of families to ensure they are able to access the supports they need in their time of grief. A strong advocate can assist in:

  • ensuring good engagement occurs between families and service providers, and
  • encouraging services to work alongside each other to provide holistic through-care.

To contact us for support

If a suicide or other traumatic incident has occurred in your community and you want support you can call 1800 805 801 24 hours a day.

If someone you know is suicidal

If you are looking for help please call one of the following national helplines:

  • Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call)