Support for people who have attempted suicide

Support for people who have attempted suicide

Over 65,000 Australians attempt to take their life each year, and suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged 15-44.

People who have attempted suicide are identified as being at significant risk and the 24 hours, one week and up to three months following a suicide attempt are critical to ensuring people keep safe and can work through the hardships which are affecting their lives.

SEMPHN funds a service called The Way Back Support Service, a beyond blue model to connect people with informal and formal supports by providing guidance, encouragement, motivation and follow-up support for up to three months after a suicide attempt.

The service is available for patients discharged from Casey and Dandenong Hospital’s emergency department.

Find out how this service helped Paul in his journey to recovery.

Watch Paul’s story