Suicide prevention - culturally and linguistically diverse people

What is available?

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania to provide the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Community Connections Project.

It aims to build resilience and increase capacity to respond to suicide risk within CALD individuals and communities living in Tasmania.

Who is eligible?

Cultural and linguistically diverse individuals and communities seeking support and/or community capacity building to improve awareness and responsiveness to suicidality (including improved mental health and wellbeing and stigma reduction). 

Statewide service providers seeking improved efficacy when working with CALD individuals and communities on associated issues of suicidality.

Where is it available?

This service is available statewide.

Not all services are physically delivered in every local community, but eligible people in the areas indicated have access to the services either face-to-face or through other means such as phone support. Speak to the service provider (below) for more information.

Who can make a referral?

Anyone can make a referral to CALD Community Connections (self-referrals, family and friends, service providers). Any service in Tasmania seeking to improve the cultural competencies when working with CALD individuals, families and communities can also make a referral.

What is the IAR level of care? (information for health professionals)

This is an Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) Level of Care 1 (self-management) and 2 (low intensity) service. More information about IAR is available here.  

How much does it cost?

This service is free to eligible people.

I need help now. Where should I go?

Please note: Primary Health Tasmania does not deliver health services or crisis/emergency support. 

Your regular doctor should always be your first point of call if you need medical or mental health care.

  • In an emergency, call Triple 0 (000) for Ambulance, Fire or Police
  • For information about health services open at night, public holidays and weekends, go to: or call healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

The following helplines are also available for urgent assistance:

  • Access Mental Health (Tasmanian Government) 1800 332 388
  • Lifeline Crisis Help 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling (after hours) 1800 811 994
  • Poison Information Centre 13 11 26.

Who provides the service?

  • Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania
    03 6221 0999 (south) or 03 6724 2820 (north)