Help at The Gap

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Lifeline signs have been erected on the way to The Gap.
Camera IconLifeline signs have been erected on the way to The Gap. Credit: Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Signs with suicide helpline details have been installed on roads leading to The Gap.

Installed by Lifeline WA, the three signs are situated along Frenchman Bay Rd and the final sign lies at the turn-off to the rugged coastline.

Anyone who dials the phone numbers on the signs will have their phone call pushed forward to a Lifeline counsellor as a matter of priority.

The signs are part of a broader plan to increase suicide prevention at the location.

The plan includes the possibility of a camera at The Gap which would help police with missing persons investigations.

In August, a DBCA spokesman said the department was determining “an appropriate camera to meet the necessary technical and siting issues” at the site.

“Parks and Wildlife Service is working with police and community organisations to identify ways in which we may be able to assist people in crisis to seek support,” the spokesperson said.

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