A total of six people have made attempts on their lives on Manus and Nauru after the results of the federal election were announced, it has been claimed.
Refugees at detention centres on the islands have taken to Twitter to express their fear over what will happen to them under a Coalition government.
Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat took to Twitter overnight to say the people have 'lost hope and faith completely'.
Since the election results were confirmed on Sunday, six people have attempted to take their own lives and have been taken to hospital
Refugees at detention centres on the islands have been taking to Twitter to express their fear over what will happen to them under a Coalition government
'Highly depressed & sick man who tried to set himself on fire at East Lorengau Transit Centre on Manus,' he tweeted.
'Refugees on Manus start their day with suicide attempt, this poor guy who has suffered physically & mentally for long time but they ignored him.'
Mr Muhamat said there has been an increase in suicide attempts on the islands and it is connected to the result of the election.
Author, activist and detainee on Manus, Behrouz Boochani said the refugees have been 'dumped in a high depression'.
'I have never seen people like this before. At least six people attempted suicide and three people are in hospital now that are critical,' he wrote on Twitter.
'The federal election had a huge negative impact on people on Manus and Nauru.
'People have completely lost hope that the government will accept the New Zealand offer.'
Manus refugee Shaminda Kanapathi told news.com.au many of the people on the islands are devastated.
'No one comes out of their room. No one is talking to each other and (they are) keeping themselves isolated,' he said.
Sudanese refugee Abdul Aziz Muhamat took to Twitter overnight to say the people have 'lost hope and faith completely'
'Men who barely remain strong have put all their effort to look after friends and fellow detainees.'
Following Liberal's shock win on Saturday, Scott Morrison's government will put a 18,750 cap on the number of humanitarian visas Australia would issue per year.
Of these, 60 per cent will be for women.
It would boost the percentage of refugees resettled in regional areas from 30 to 40 per cent to ease pressure on crowded cities.
These refugees would need to live in regional areas for at least three years to qualify for permanent residency.
Overall permanent immigration would be capped at 160,000, down from the present net level of 190,000, 110,000 of which would be skilled