Suicide Prevention

If someone is at risk of suicide:

  • Call 000
  • Go to the Emergency Department of the local hospital
  • Contact the NT Mental Health Line 1800 682 288 for advice from the Crisis Assessment and Support Team.
Phone and online services available 24 hours a day:
Support for Families and Carers
Observe Respond Support – Suicide Prevention Skills Workshop

MHACA is offering workplaces and community groups a free 1 hour presentation designed to equip attendees with basic information on how to support others who may be thinking about suicide or are in crisis. Learn how to notice, how to have a conversation and what options there are for support. For more information contact or call 0455135309

Life Promotion Network

The Life Promotion Network (LPN) is a suicide prevention network. The LPN meets bimonthly with community representatives who live and work in Central Australia and have a personal and/or professional interest in suicide prevention. Please email if you would like to learn more about the LPN or go on the mailing list.

Little Red Threat Book

The Little Red Threat Book was developed by the LPN and MHACA through collaboration with community representatives from Central Australia as a resource for families and workers in response to people who use suicide as a threat. An animation has also been developed in the English and Arrernte languages to share key advice from the resource. Download a copy and read more here.

Keeping Everyone Safe

A video resource that addresses suicide being used as a threat developed by MHACA with the support of the Central Australia Life Promotion Network.

If you would like a copy on a USB contact

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is a yearly event to reflect on the impact of suicide on families and communities and highlight suicide prevention initiatives. This year it is being held on Friday September 10. If you would like to be involved in organising the event please contact

Suicide Story

The Suicide Story Program uses both-ways learning to guide understanding, reduce stigma and equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to respond to suicide risk in remote Aboriginal communities. With the support of the Suicide Story Aboriginal Advisory Group the program has been transitioned to Aboriginal Community Control and is now managed by AMSANT.

Contact MHACA

📞 (08) 8950 4600

14 Lindsay Ave
Alice Springs NT 0870

PO Box 2326
Alice Springs NT 0871


Office: 8.30am–4.00pm

Drop-in: Monday