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Get help – contact details

Immediate help

Call 000 if an emergency – police, fire, ambulance

Government schools

  1. Call your Education Director.
  2. SWISS 8314 4100.
    SWISS is the Social Work Incident Support Service (Department for Education login required).
  3. Employee Psychological Services on 8226 0744.

Catholic and Independent schools

  1. Call your organisation’s chief executive.
  2. headspace Schools in SA: 0448 381 280.

First 24 hours

Days 2 and 3

Counselling for staff

  • Department for Education: Employee Psychological Services on 8226 0744.
  • Catholic Education SA and Association of Independent Schools of SA:
    ACCESS – confidential counselling 1300 66 77 00.

Media liaison

  • Department for Education: Media Liaison Officer: 8226 7990. 
  • Catholic Education SA: Media Liaison Catholic Communications: 8210 8147.
  • Association of Independent Schools SA: Chief Executive: 8179 1400.

Now and later

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14.
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467.
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service: 1300 13 1340.
  • Ascend Suicide Intervention Program (Centacare): 8303 6660.

Mental health

Sector-specific resources