If you need urgent help, you should call Lifeline immediately. Lifeline provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
About the AVA Counselling Service
The service is available to AVA members, the vet professionals that work for them (who may not be members) and family members. It is available all day every day on 1300 687 327. The service can also arrange a counsellor to attend veterinary workplaces to help support staff after a traumatic incident.
Other information that you may find helpful included on our page on suicide, such as information on signs to watch out for in those around you, and some tips on what to do if you see them.