These statistics paint a worrying picture – around 50 per cent of those discharged from hospital after a suicide attempt do not attend any subsequent treatment, and between 5-10 per cent may ultimately take their own life. Clearly there is a need to engage vulnerable people in life-saving services and Beyond Blue aims to facilitate better recovery through a diverse program called The Way Back.
The Way Back information resources
Beyond Blue has developed a set of practical resources for people recovering from a suicide attempt and their families. They feature real-life experiences of people who have attempted suicide or supported loved ones in their recovery.
The Way Back support service
The Way Back Support Service is a trial to provide continuity of care for people who have made a suicide attempt, to reduce the likelihood of a further attempt through the provision of assertive outreach, facilitated linkages, coaching and support.