Steve Neff a Shepparton boy, after education went to Melbourne for 5 years before returning to Shepparton. Steve has spent 18 years with Berry Street, Cutting Edge and 9 years with Rumbalara.

A "Lifeline" volunteer operating out of Bendigo and casual support for "Standby".

Lost son, at 18 years of age, to suicide, blaming himself, suffered depression and considered suicide.

Signs are not always visible, with change of behavior and withdrawn, vital signs.

Need to ask question RUOK, frequently.

Post suicide groups are available such as "Standby" which is dedicated to supporting people and communities across Australia bereaved or impacted by suicide.

"Standby" help with person-centered support and follow-up, contactable 24/7 to arrange face to face or telephone support, locally tailored community workshops, connect and coordinate local support that fit individual need.

Last year ran a Neffy's Walk in Shepparton with over 70 attended, with talks, music, emergency services and a candlelight vigil.

Aim to establish support group and a walk in Numurkah.

Neffy's Walk has a Facebook page.

Steven Neff can be contacted on 0400 314 858

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyond Blu: 1300 22 4636

Standby: 1300 727 247