THERE is a wide range of support available for people affected by suicide or mental health problems.
The help varies from 24-hour information lines to support groups that meet regularly.
The following list is not exhaustive, but it includes a mixture of Ballarat-based, regional and national support services.
Services and help available include:
Ballarat Suicide Prevention Network:
The group usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at Peart Wing, UnitingCare, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat. Contact Lindy on 0448 801 606.
Beyond Blue information line:
The Compassionate Friends:
Mental Health Information Line:
Contact 1800 18 SANE (7263)
Survivors of Suicide (Ballarat):
The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at St Alipius parish school hall from 7pm to 9pm.
Contact Kristy on 0457 242 900, visit