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

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

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

Our services

Primary Consultations

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

Support (Secondary)

ASCEND provides support to workers, parents/carers and guardians in response to living or working with a young person or child who may be suicidal.

Education

ASCEND delivers workshops and training including:

  • ASCEND Suicide and Self-Harm Intervention Training
  • Risk Assessment and Process Training – three-hour course

Networks

We continue to develop professional and effective relationships, enhancing our knowledge within diverse cultures, and needs within our community. If you would like to connect, please contact us.

Referral pathway

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

Connect with us

How

To make a referral or access the service, place phone (08) 8303 6660 during office hours or fill in a referral form and email it to us.

Where

ASCEND operates throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Contact

The team is based at 78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide, SA 5015. Phone (08) 8303 6660 or email ascend@centacare.org.au

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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