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If you or someone you know is in crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. If life is in danger, call 000.

Reach out

Reach out to those you think may be struggling by: 

  1. Ask directly if they’re thinking about suicide
  2. Listen and stay with them
  3. Get help. Call Lifeline, or if life is in danger call 000
  4. Look after yourself. Talk to a friend, family member or Lifeline about your experience

Get help now

If you see or know somebody you’re worried about, get help now.

Emergency - 000
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 65 94 67
NSW Mental Health Line - 1800 011 511
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

Mental Health Support Services

Find out about crisis support services, local mental health services and national mental health initiatives on the Mental Heath Services page.

Become Suicide Aware

There is a range of suicide awareness and prevention training courses available on the Northern Beaches that aim to equip residents to be suicide-safe. Submit your details to hear about training sessions happening in your area.

Suicide Response Steering Group

Council's Community Safety Committee resolved to form a Working Group to address growing concerns in the community about deaths by suicide on the Northern Beaches. The Suicide Response Steering group aims to play a lead role in developing, coordinating and communicating a Northern Beaches Suicide Response Action Plan and to drive its implementation and evaluation. Find out more

Volunteer Opportunities

There are a large number of volunteering opportunities available to assist people at increased risk of social isolation, loneliness and mental illness on the Northern Beaches.

Community Care Northern Beaches (CCNB)

CCNB are looking for volunteers to be Community Companions within the Northern Beaches area. This social support program aims to link older individuals who are socially isolated with you, our Community Companions. Find out more

Community Northern Beaches

Volunteers that work directly with CNB are engaged in a number of different roles including customer service and information provision, fundraising, ESL mentors, volunteer driving instructors and social media. Find out more

Lifeline Northern Beaches

Lifeline Northern Beaches are supported by over 600 volunteers who make their services possible. Contact Lifeline today if you’d like to get involved. As well as helping us care for people in our community, you’ll meet new people and even learn new skills. Not to mention have fun along the way! Find out more

Northern Beaches Community Connect

Community Connect's Volunteer Program connects people with volunteer positions in not-for-profit organisations throughout the Northern Beaches Council area. This program is funded by the Federal Government under the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Find out more

Northern Beaches Council

Council has a number of volunteering opportunities available in community services such as Meals on Wheels and our Home Library service. Find out more

More information

Email the Community Development team

Events and Activities

Precious Breath Festival

Sat 12 Oct
2.00 PM - 7.30 PM
A free, outdoor celebration of life with local bands and surf films on the front green at Avalon Beach Bowling Club.
Avalon Bowling ClubAvalon

Celebrate 50 Years of Lifeline Northern Beaches

Fri 18 Oct
7.30 PM - 10.30 PM
Lifeline Northern Beaches has been operating and delivering services to build a suicide free Australia for 50 YEARS and we want to celebrate!
Manly Wine SuitesManly

Share the Journey

Sun 20 Oct
8.00 AM - 3.00 PM
Free activities, including yoga, tai chi, mindfulness and Tibetan meditation at Narrabeen Markets
Narrabeen MarketsNarrabeen