Newcastle (Hunter Primary Care)
The second and most significant trial of The Way Back Support Service commenced in the Hunter region of NSW from May 2016, funded by the Movember Foundation and Beyond Blue.
NSW consistently has the greatest number of suicide deaths per annum. There are nearly 2,400 suicide attempts in the Hunter region each year and The Way Back provides a critical service to reduce the risk of these people dying by suicide. The Way Back is delivered by a Newcastle-based consortium, which includes:
- Hunter Primary Care (lead agency)
- Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital
- Hunter New England Local Health District Mental Health Services
- Relationships Australia
Guiding Their Way Back Support Groups (EveryMind)
The Guiding Their Way Back Support Groups were developed by Everymind with funding from Beyond Blue, The nib Foundation and The Greater Charitable Foundation. This program has been developed for the community, including partners, parents, siblings or other family members, friends and colleagues of people who have recently attempted suicide.
Relationships Australia has partnered with Everymind and Beyond Blue to deliver the pilot information session and group program in October 2016.