Update 04.07.19: The ALIVE program is currently at full capacity due to high volume of referrals. ALIVE will unfortunately not be able to accept any new referrals into until Monday 22nd July 2019.
- For those at a high risk of suicide, please refer for assessment through your Community Mental Health services.
- For those at a lower risk of suicide, which can be managed through general counselling, please refer to Better Access Programs.
What is it?
ALIVE aims to decrease the incidence of suicide and self-harm behaviour in the community by providing a safe, non-judgemental support service if you are at risk. The program provides up to three months of intensive theraputic support as needed, with the aim to further link you onto ongoing counselling services and programs.
Who runs the program?
ALIVE is delivered by registered clinicians with training in suicide prevention.
How often does it run?
The program is ongoing, with regular sessions for up to three months. Individuals accepted into ALIVE will be offered an appointment within 72 hours of contact.
Where is it available?
ALIVE is delivered across the north and east metropolitan areas including Guildford, North Perth and Warwick, and south metropolitan areas including Armadale, Cockburn, Fremantle, Mandurah/Peel and Rockingham.
Call us on 1300 706 922 for ALIVE services in your area.
Accessing the program
The service is for those who are at moderate to high-risk of suicide or self-harm behaviour but not requiring referral to an emergency service and not engaged in long term case management. Referrals are accepted from self, family, GP, hospital or other health professional, and is for people over the age of 17.
You will be contacted by a triage officer who will provide an initial assessment and offer you an appointment usually within 72 hours or direct you to services that may be more appropriate for your situation. Referral forms can be found under the Practices tab, or click here.
There is no cost to access ALIVE.
Please note: In a life threatening emergency, please call 000. If you or someone close to you is experiencing a mental health crisis, please immediately call:
- Lifeline on 131114
- In the Perth metropolitan area: Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788
- In the Peel region: 1800 676 822 or in other regional areas: Ruralink on 1800 552 002.
Otherwise, please contact your GP or present to the Emergency Department of your closest hospital.