ASCEND is a youth suicide intervention program supporting young people aged up to 25 years who are at risk of self-harm.

The program’s primary focus is to build the capacity, knowledge and skills of those who work with or support young people at risk.

We will work with the person and/or parties referring the young person to assess the degree of risk and plan appropriate responses, and connect you to relevant services for ongoing support.

Depression, family breakdown, bullying, anxiety and cultural differences are common triggers of self-harm and suicide.

Our services


We conduct suicide and self-harm risk assessments and provide appropriate responses in conjunction with the young person and referring party.


ASCEND provides support to workers, parents, and/or carers and guardians in response to living or working with a young person at risk.


We provide primary and secondary consultation for a young person at risk.


ASCEND delivers workshops and accredited training CHCCCS003 `Increasing the Safety of Individuals at Risk of Suicide’.


We have developed professional and effective relationships enhancing our knowledge within diverse cultures, and needs within our community.


We provide information on where to go, and who to call. We can support you in your referral process.

Knowledge and training play a key role in suicide prevention and intervention. Our training builds on professional and personal lived experiences.

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Program details 

Who: Young people aged up to 25 exhibiting any form of suicidal, self-harming or depressive behaviours.

How: To make a referral or access the service, please phone (08) 8303 6660 during office hours.

Where: ASCEND operates throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Contact: The team is based at 78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015. Phone (08) 8303 6660 or email

In the event of an immediate crisis, please call:
  • Ambulance/police 000
  • Lifeline 131114
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Mental Health Services 131465


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