Support and help for those left after suicide

How many people are affected by a suicide? The ripples of such a traumatic event spread out through families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Jill Fisher, national coordinator of the StandBy Response Service, a community-based support for people bereaved by suicide, says at least 100 people are affected by one suicide.

About 2300 Australians die by suicide every year.

Ms Fisher says StandBy, which was developed by United Synergies and operates in partnership with other organisations around Australia, ensures there is 24-hour support