The Way Back Support Service – suicide attempt or suicidal crisis support
People who have attempted suicide often experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately afterwards, and are at high risk of attempting again.
The Way Back Support Service was designed to give personalised non-clinical support for up to three months following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.
A dedicated support coordinator will work with you or your loved one to develop a program:
- Encouraging and supporting them following discharge from hospital
- Supporting them to develop a safety plan
- Connecting them with services based on their needs, such as community group and financial or relationship counselling
Our support coordinators work during business hours Monday to Friday between 9am – 4pm (excluding public holidays).
They will try to visit the client at the hospital, or ring you the same day. If the referral is after hours or on the weekend they will call you the next business day.
Ring: 1800 243 232
Need urgent assistance? Dial 000 or go to a hospital emergency department.
You can also call:
- The Suicide Call Back Service (24 Hours) on 1300 659 467
- Lifeline (24 Hours) on 13 11 14
- Access Mental Health 1800 332 388
Who this service is for
Individuals presenting to the hospitals listed below following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis will be eligible for the service
- Launceston General Hospital
- North West Regional Hospital
- Mersey Community Hospital
- Royal Hobart Hospital
This service operates between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
How this service is delivered
Call or visit us online
Ring: 1800 243 232
Booklet - Guiding their Way Back
A resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attemptDownload Booklet
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