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Suicide prevention services

We fund a number of programs to deliver suicide prevention services in our region and we are committed to fostering collaborative partnerships with consumers and carers at each stage of the commissioning process.

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The Way Back Support Service - psychosocial aftercare service

The Way Back Support Service delivers community based, psychosocial support to people at risk of suicide, following a suicide attempt or during suicide crisis. Clients are able to access up to three months of non-clinical support coordination and care navigation which facilitates their access to community services that meet their needs. Initial contact is made with the client within 24 hours of referral (including weekends).

In the Redcliffe/Caboolture region, The Way Back is delivered by Richmond Fellowship Queensland and supports people who are 15 years of age and older, who reside in the region, with referrals accepted ONLY from Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals.

In the inner city region, The Way Back is delivered by Communify in partnership with Brisbane Youth Service and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and supports people from 18 years of age and older, who reside in the region, with referrals accepted ONLY from Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane Youth Service and Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

Suicide Prevention Services

For more information on the service providers delivering suicide prevention services in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region, download the document below.

How to refer

GPs and other health professionals can complete a referral into Brisbane North PHN commissioned mental health, alcohol and other drug and suicide prevention services via the My Mental Health Services eReferral.

Access My Mental Health Services referral information

Head to Health Service Navigators

The My Mental Health Service Navigators are now known as Head to Health Service Navigators. Same service, different name and number.

Phone: 1800 595 212

Email: headtohealth@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

Community awareness campaigns

Reasons to stay

Brisbane North PHN developed Reasons to stay as part of its local implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Trial.

The campaign website provides information about accessing face-to-face services or telephone support in the Brisbane North region.

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Yarns Heal and Talking Heals

Yarns Heal is the first campaign of its kind in Australia focused on suicide prevention for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities. Through a number of cultural ambassadors the campaign, led by the gar’ban’djee’lum network and IndigiLEZ Women’s Leadership and Support Group, encourages the community to open up and have a yarn.

This approach is echoed by the Talking Heals campaign, launched by the Queensland AIDS Council for the LGBTIQ+ community. Within this campaign, members of the community are also encouraged to talk to make things better.

Suicide prevention services guide

Download our guide to community-based suicide prevention services in the region.