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The Way Back Support Service
Introducing The Way Back Support Service
A Beyond Blue suicide prevention service is being launched in Mount Isa to support people’s recovery after a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.
The Way Back Support Service, to be delivered by selectability from April 2021, supports people during the critical three-month period following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.
“We are delighted to work with Beyond Blue and the WQPHN to deliver this vital service. This innovative program will help further selectability’s commitment to improving the mental wellbeing of regional Queenslanders and contributing to suicide prevention.”
Debra Burden, selectability CEO
About the service
selectability is pleased to partner with Beyond Blue and the Western Queensland Primary Health Network to deliver The Way Back Support Service across the Mount Isa region
The service, developed by Beyond Blue, supports people during the critical three-month period following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.
How the service works
A person referred to The Way Back is assigned a selectability Support Coordinator. We will support individuals through first three months in their recovery providing non-clinical care. Support can include helping to build a personalised safety plan and linking individuals to community and clinical services to ensure connection to essential support during this critical stage.
This innovative service aims to:
- improve access to high-quality aftercare to support at risk individuals to stay safe
- build an individual’s capacity to manage distress and improve mental wellbeing
- improve links with clinical and community-based services increase social connectedness and links to supportive networks (families, friends, peers and carers)
If a person presents to the Mount Isa hospital emergency department or a community mental health service following a suicide attempt, or a suicidal crisis and whose risk of suicide is identified as imminent, they will be referred to The Way Back Support Service.
This one-on-one support from selectability Mount Isa helps motivate people to keep connected and alive.
Note selectability is not a crisis response service
If you’re thinking about suicide, reach out and take action. If you need advice or want to talk things through, you can contact the following:
LifeLine (24 hours) 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service (24 hours) 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue Support Service 1300 22 4636