Further support for men and families
The success of an E-Learning tool to assist organisations working with men at risk of suicide has prompted the Government to expand distribution of the package.
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Mal Brough, said the Men at Risk of Suicide E-Learning Tool helps Family Relationship Services Program (FRSP) providers identify men at risk from suicide as a result of relationship breakdown.
"The breakdown of a relationship is hard on everyone involved; men, women, children and extended family and friends," Minister Brough said.
"The risk of male suicide is heightened by relationship breakdown, and this E-Learning Tool provides valuable information to those agencies and organisations working with men in this position.
"It will help organisations identify men at risk of suicide and, we hope, help reduce the incidence of suicide and the consequent tragic effects on family and friends.
"Given recent media reports pointing to young men being at a higher risk of suicide, it is timely that this programme has been extended now."
The Men at Risk of Suicide E-Learning Tool was developed by Crisis Support Services and funded by the Coalition Government.
"The E-Learning Tool has proved very worthwhile and due to demand, a further 250 will be distributed to more than 50 organisations across Australia," Minister Brough said.
"The E-Learning Tool will be sent to local branches of organisations such as Anglicare, Centacare, Family Mediation Centres and Relationships Australia, among others who are funded under the Government’s FRSP.
"This is a program targeted at those working directly with men at risk of suicide and provides a framework for effectively responding to this crisis situation.
"The further distribution of this valuable resource is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to helping men at risk as a result of relationship breakdown."
The Family Relationship Services Program funds a range of family support services, from intervention services to post separation services. They are located in every State and Territory and in a range of metropolitan, rural and regional locations.
Further information can be obtained by calling the Family Relationship Advice Line on 1800 050 321 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am and 4pm Saturdays (except national public holidays), or by visiting Family Relationship Online.
|Family Relationship Services Program Funded Organisations||Location|
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Anglican Counselling Service – Diocese of Armidale||TAMWORTH NSW|
|Anglicare Diocese of Sydney||PARRAMATTA, NSW|
|Centacare (Wilcannia-Forbes)||Forbes NSW|
|Centacare Broken Bay||WAITARA NSW|
|Centacare Sydney||Sydney NSW|
|Centacare Wagga Wagga||Wagga Wagga NSW|
|Centacare Wollongong||Wollongong NSW|
|Interrelate (Family Life Movement of Australia, NSW)||BURWOOD NSW|
|Lifecare: Counselling and Family Services||BANKSTOWN NSW|
|Relationships Australia (NSW)||LANE COVE NSW|
|UnitingCare Burnside||NORTH PARRAMATTA NSW 2151|
|UnitingCare Unifam Counselling and Mediation||PARRAMATTA NSW 2150|
|Family Life Movement of Australia||Lismore NSW|
|Resilient Families Group||Penrith, NSW|
|Eastern Access Community Health Inc.||Ringwood NSW|
|Sutherland Interaction Family Services||Caringbah, NSW|
|Resilient Families Group||Wollongong, NSW|
|Dads in Distress||Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450|
|Anglicare Victoria||WEST MELBOURNE|
|Centacare Ballarat||Ballarat VIC|
|Centacare Diocese of Sandhurst||Bendigo VIC|
|Centacare Melbourne||EAST MELBOURNE VIC|
|Family Mediation Centre||MOORABBIN VIC|
|LifeWorks Relationship & Education Services||MELBOURNE VIC|
|Relationships Australia (Victoria) Inc||HAWTHORN EAST VIC|
|Southern Family Life Service Association Inc.||Frankston, VIC|
|Mallee Family Centre Inc.||Mildura, VIC|
|Relationships Australia (Victoria) Incorporated (Brimwest Consortium)||Sunshine, VIC|
|Anglicare WA Inc||EAST PERTH WA|
|Relationships Australia (Western Australia) Inc||WEST LEEDERVILLE WA 6007|
|Anglicare WA Inc – Northern Metropolitan Family Services Consortium||Joondalup, WA|
|Shared Parenting Council||Bunbury WA 6231|
|Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie Inc/Centacare Port Pirie||WHYALLA SA|
|Centacare Adelaide||Adelaide SA 5000|
|Relationships Australia (SA) Inc||Adelaide SA|
|Northern Family Connections||Elizabeth, SA|
|Centacare Brisbane||‘FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD|
|Centacare Central Queensland, Rockhampton||‘ROCKHAMPTON QLD|
|Centacare Toowoomba||‘TOOWOOMBA QLD|
|Centacare Townsville||Cranbrook QLD|
|Community Care Inc||MANSFIELD QLD|
|Relationships Australia (QLD)||EIGHT MILE PLAINS QLD|
|Relationships Australia (QLD)||Strathpine QLD|
|Roman Catholic Trust Corporation for the Diocese of Townsville||Aitkenvale, Qld|
|Anglicare Tasmania Inc||Hobart TAS|
|Relationships Australia, Tasmania||NEW TOWN TAS 7008|
|Hobart Family Relationship Centre Consortium||Hobart, TAS|
|Relationships Australia NT & Anglicare NT Consortium||Darwin, NT|
|Centacare Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn||Manuka ACT|
|Canberra & Region Family Relationship Centre and Early Intervention Services consortium||Woden ACT|
|Lone Fathers Association||Evatt ACT 2617|