Single session and multi-session counselling help

SuicideLine Victoria provides single session services to all callers and online counselling users; and multi-session services to eligible clients. Understand how our counselling and support services can help you.

We’ve made some changes at SuicideLine Victoria!

In addition to the single session services provided to all callers and online counselling users; we now provide multi-session services to eligible clients.


Single session counselling

In a single session, each interaction is treated as a stand-alone counselling session where we work with the caller on the issue that is of greatest concern to them. Our professional counsellors work with clients to help them recognise their skills and inner resources.

At the beginning of each single session, clients are assessed as to what their level of risk may be. The outcome of this assessment might mean that additional or alternative support may be required.


Multi-session counselling

Our multi-session service is a tailored program for clients who may require up to four sessions with the same counsellor. In these structured sessions, counsellors work alongside clients to achieve their goals.

Our counsellors offer clients pathways to face-to-face therapy and the development of internal capacity.

To learn more about how our services work, please visit our Health Professionals section.

To access support

SuicideLine Victoria provides immediate support to anyone having difficulty with their emotional or mental health, including those who are feeling suicidal or have been affected by suicide

Call us on 1300 651 251 or access free video and online counselling.

If you’re a health professional and wish to refer a client to our service, please use our referral form.

If it is an emergency, please call 000.

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