Beyond Blue and The Hunter Institute of Mental Health are working together to develop information and support resources for people who have attempted suicide and their family, friends and carers. The resources will be produced by the end of the year and will include specific versions for Aboriginal people who have attempted suicide and their family, friends and carers.
To inform the development of the resources the research team are keen to hear the views of blueVoices members who have attempted suicide and their family, friends and carers. It is important that we hear from people with this experience to ensure that the resources reflect real experiences and are valuable to individuals and their families.
Who can participate in the research?
The Hunter Institute of Mental Health are calling for expressions of interest from;
a) People who have attempted suicide more than 12 months ago, or
b) People who have a family member or close friend or dependent
child/person that has attempted suicide more than 12 months ago.
To be eligible to participate in the discussion you must be:
• Over 18 years of age, and
• Not currently experiencing any acute symptoms associated with mental
• Not currently feeling suicidal.
Participation in this project is entirely by choice. Only those people who give their informed consent will be included in the project. You may withdraw from the project at any time.
Thinking about difficult past experiences can be distressing. If the content of this activity makes you feel upset and you would like to talk to someone, please contact the Beyond Blue Support Service on 1300 22 4636 or online at www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support
Thank you for your interest in taking part in this research. This activity has now closed.
There will be further opportunities to assist in Beyond Blue's work relating to suicide prevention in the future and we look forward to your involvement.