Suicide Prevention Services


The ODGP has been commissioned by the Western NSW Primary Health Network to lead a consortium to develop and manage the coordination and integrated approach to Suicide Prevention Services in the North West of NSW.


As consortium partners, Bourke Aboriginal Health Service and Walgett Aboriginal Medical service have been contracted to deliver the Indigenous suicide prevention component.


Suicide Prevention Services Care Coordinators have be appointed to each of the nominated hubs (Bourke, Cobar and Walgett), supporting integrated service delivery for clients at risk of suicide, education and training, community and communication campaigns.


The service model focus upon both mainstream and Indigenous suicide prevention, aiming to:

  • Reduce incidences of suicide
  • Reduce deliberate self-harm
  • Support GP capacity uplift
  • Improve access to mental health therapies
  • Provide education and training, including to schools and after care.


Suicide Support Services:

  • Sane Helpline provides information, guidance, and referral to help manage mental health concerns. Available weekdays, 9am-5pm AEST. Phone: 1800 187 263.
  • Suicide Call Back Service is funded by the Australian Government which provides counselling to people at risk of suicide. People affected by suicide can contact this service on 1300 659 467
  • Conversations Matter is a practical online resource to support safe and effective community discussions about suicide.