ASCEND is a youth suicide intervention program that supports young people aged up to 25 years who are at risk of suicide, across metropolitan Adelaide.

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

Our services


ASCEND provides a phone and face-to-face consultation service to workers, or family and friends, in response to their concerns about a young person who may be at risk of suicide.

We also conduct joint suicide and self-harm risk assessments and provide appropriate responses in conjunction with the young person and their supports. We then support young people and their supports to develop safety plans and to link in with appropriate mental health care.

Capacity Building

ASCEND provides tailored training workshops to schools, community groups, and other to develop their capacity to respond to young people at risk of suicide.

See our upcoming courses here or contact us on the details below to discuss tailored education and training options.

Program details 

Who: Young people aged up to 25 years who may be at risk of suicide, and their supports, including workers and family and friends.

How: To access the service, please phone (08) 8303 6660 during office hours or email

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 13 11 14
  • Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
  • Mental Health Services 13 14 65


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