The Way Back Support Service

Personalised support following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis

People who have attempted suicide often experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately afterwards, and are at high risk of attempting again.

The Way Back Support Service was designed by Beyond Blue to give personalised non-clinical support for up to three months following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.

A dedicated support coordinator will work with you or your loved one to develop a program:

  • encouraging and supporting them following discharge from hospital
  • supporting them to develop a safety plan
  • connecting them with services based on their needs, such as community groups and financial or relationship counselling

Why is the Way Back Support Service important?

How it works

1

Referral

Individuals presenting to the hospitals listed below following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis will be eligible for the service.

Launceston General Hospital
North West Regional Hospital
Mersey Community Hospital
Royal Hobart Hospital

2

Contact us

If you are referring a client to the The Way Back Support Service, please contact us at:

Ring: 1800 243 232 
Email: wayback@anglicare-tas.org.au

Operates between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

3

A support coordinator will contact you

Our Support Coordinators work during business hours, Monday to Friday between 9 am and 4 pm (excluding public holidays).

They will try to visit the client at the hospital, or ring you the same day.  If the referral is after hours or on the weekend they will call the client on the next business day.

Need urgent assistance?

Dial 000 or go to a hospital emergency department.

You can also call:
The Suicide Call Back Service (24 hours) on 1300 659 467
Lifeline (24 hours) on 13 11 14
Access Mental Health – 1800 332 388

For more information

South

For more information about the Way Back Support Service, please click on the links below to download the service flyer, information sheet and factsheet.

North

For more information about the Way Back Support Service, please click on the links below to download the service flyer, information sheet and factsheet.

North West

For more information about the Way Back Support Service, please click on the links below to download the service flyer, information sheet and factsheet.

Funding

The Beyond Blue Way Back Support Service is jointly funded by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of Health, Tasmania and the Australian Government through Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN).

Visit Beyond Blue for more information.

Beyond Blue

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