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Suicide prevention service now supporting Redcliffe and Caboolture

Oct 14, 2020

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The Way Back Support Service, operating in Redcliffe since 2017, has now expanded its service to Caboolture, offering crucial support in the three months following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.

People who have attempted suicide often experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately afterwards and are at a high risk of making another attempt on their life. The Way Back aims to support participants to stay safe and be protected from further harm during this crucial period.

The Way Back delivers personalised non-clinical support, for up to three months, to people who have presented to Redcliffe or Caboolture Hospitals following a suicide attempt or crisis.

Participants are contacted by the service within 24 hours of referral and supported in their road to recovery.

Each participant connects with a support coordinator to guide them through their recovery by building a personal connection, developing a personalised safety plan and supporting them to access services, which can vary from clinical support to receiving financial or relationship counselling.

Psychological support services are also available to participants of The Way Back in both Redcliffe and Caboolture. This one-on-one support helps motivate people to keep connected and alive.

Within the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, partnering Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals assess and refer people to The Way Back Support Service.

The service, developed by Beyond Blue, will continue to be delivered across the region by Richmond Fellowship Queensland, is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN and jointly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Queensland Health.

Read more about The Way Back Support Service here.

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