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A new path forward: On the Line Australia’s Strategic Plan 2023-2028

On the Line Australia is proud to announce the launch of our ambitious strategic plan for 2023-2028. This plan is a testament to our unwavering commitment to preventing suicide and supporting mental health across Australia.

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Our Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-2024

We commit to seeking and respecting the guidance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners and communities as we take these first steps on the path to reconciliation.

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ABS Causes of Death Data 2021 – Suicide rates remain high

As the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases the Causes of Death data for 2021, we reflect on those we have lost and resolve to continue working with the suicide prevention sector and our communities to reduce the suicide rate.

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ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing survey results for 2020-21

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the results of the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, revealing key insights about our community nationwide during 2020-21.

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Counselling phone helplines are open throughout the summer season

It has been another challenging year for Australians in 2021, many facing extensive lockdowns through the COVID-19 pandemic and enduring the impacts of storms and flash floods. There was an increased focus on mental health support in our communities during this time, and On the Line has played a significant role in providing these services.


Phone and online helpline services: On the Line trends Jul-Sep 2021

As Australia gradually opens up and life is transitioning to ‘living with COVID’, On the Line is looking at the trends across our counselling services during the first quarter of this financial year.

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“Look after your mental health, Australia” – World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is on 10 October. The campaign this year has a simple message: Look after your mental health, Australia.

ABS Causes of Death data shows a decrease in suicide rate

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of Death data for 2020 has reported a decrease in the number of suicide deaths. The national suicide rate at 12.1 per 100,000 people is the lowest since 2016.

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National Suicide Prevention Advisers Final Report focuses on early intervention

The National Suicide Prevention Adviser, Christine Morgan, has delivered the Final Advice report that addresses suicide prevention in Australia. The Final Advice report calls for a focus on prevention and early intervention with more integrated services.

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Suicide prevention helplines trends 2020 v 2019

At On the Line, we’ve looked at our caller data for the past two years across our suicide prevention phone and online counselling helplines. View to see the highlighted trends.