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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

We fund The Way Back Support Service that delivers practical, psychosocial support to people experiencing a suicidal crisis or who have attempted suicide.

The service offers support for up to three months and links clients to clinical and community based services—ensuring they are safe and able to access the range of community supports available.

The Way Back supports people who are 15 years of age or older, who reside in the Redcliffe-Caboolture region and referrals are currently only accepted from Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals.

The Way Back is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN, delivered by Richmond Fellowship Queensland and offered at no cost to the client.

National Suicide Prevention Trial

We are also one of the 12 trial sites around the country taking part in the National Suicide Prevention Trial, with work in the region targeted towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQ+ people and men aged 24–54.

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.