The National Indigenous Critical Response Service (NICRS) has been funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, to provide a critical response to support individuals, families and communities affected by suicide-related or other trauma that is culturally responsive to their needs and to strengthen community capacity and resilience in communities where there have been high levels of suicide to better recognise and respond to critical incidents and strengthen service system coordination.
To learn more about the NICRS click here or call our head office on (03) 8578 1410.
If you are seeking information about how NICRS or StandBy NT can support people living in the Northern Territory please read the information below.
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To contact a Critical Response Support Advocate call
1800 805 801
The 1800 805 801 number is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Generally, the phone is answered by one of our Aboriginal Support Advocates. If for some reason the call is diverted to an answering machine, we ask callers to leave their best contact number, and the Support Advocate will call them back as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know is suicidal
If you are looking for help please call one of the following national helplines:
- Lifeline Counselling Service: 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 (cost of a local call)