We are seeking a blueVoices member to join a governance group developed to monitor and guide The Way Back Support Service based in Geelong. The group is seeking someone to provide insight and knowledge from using mental health services following a suicide attempt. This can be either personal experience or experience drawn from supporting a friend or family member after they've attempted suicide.
Purpose of Governance Group
The Way Back Support Service Governance Group provides advice and direction to the project team to assist in the effective delivery of the service.
Members include representatives from Beyond Blue, Barwon Health, Vic Health, Barwon Child, Youth and Family and Geelong Hospital.
The responsibilities of the group are to:
- Provide a forum for discussion of key issues that are relevant to the achievement of the Project aims and objectives, and make appropriate recommendations to address barriers and challenges to implementation;
- Ensure risk management and quality policies are in place and establish mechanisms to review these strategies at the governance level;
- Monitor performance and outcomes, ensuring that the Service complies with performance obligations, objectives and requirements accompanying the funding.
blueVoices representative role
The blueVoices representative will provide insight and knowledge based on experience of using mental health services following a suicide attempt. This can be either personal experience or experience through supporting a family member or friend after a suicide attempt. You will attend meetings and participate alongside other group members in the function and decision making of the group.
You will be reimbursed for your time attending meetings by Barwon, Child Youth and Family in accordance with relevant policy.
The Way Back Support Service is an innovative suicide prevention service, developed to support people for the three months after they’ve attempted suicide, which is when they are most at risk of dying by suicide.
The Way Back is delivered to people who have been admitted to a hospital following a suicide attempt or people experiencing a suicide crisis and delivers one-on-one, non-clinical care and practical support. Support Coordinators help people stay safe and connected with their support networks and with existing health and community services during a period of high risk and vulnerability.