The Way Back - psychosocial support program
Support program for people who have recently attempted suicide living in South Western Sydney.
The Way Back program is for people who have presented to Campbelltown or Liverpool Hospitals or SWSLHD Community based Mental Health Centres, following a suicide attempt. The person must live in South Western Sydney to be eligible for free support.
A Way Back Support Coordinator or Peer Support Worker will contact the person within one working day of receiving the referral. Support Coordinators engage with people while they are in hospital, and after discharge.
People accessing supports receive personalised aftercare support for up to three months.
A Beyond Blue initiative
Developed by Beyond Blue, The Way Back program provides support to people who have recently attempted suicide. People may experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately after a suicide attempt and are at high risk of attempting again.
Referring to The Way Back Support Service
Referrals to this service are only accepted by staff from Campbelltown or Liverpool hospitals or Community based Mental Health Teams. via the Online SWSPHN Mental Health Referral Form.
GPs may call the South Western Sydney PHN Mental Health Central Intake on 1300 797 746 for mental health service advice.
The Way Back is commissioned by South Western Sydney PHN and delivered by Grand Pacific Health.
The Way Back Support Service Downloads
- Fact sheet (A5) [PDF | 2 pages | 191kb]
- Fact Sheet (A4) [PDF | 2 pages | 326kb]
- Poster (A3) [PDF | 1 page | 192kb]
- Infocard [PDF | 2 pages | 177kb]
If you, or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, talking about self-harm, or is noticeably in serious distress, call triple zero (000). Alternatively contact the South Western Sydney Community Mental Health Emergency Team (CoMHET) on 1300 787 799.
NSW Mental Health Access Line: 1800 011 511
National Helplines 24/7:
|Lifeline:||13 11 14|
|Suicide Call Back Service:||1300 659 467|
|Beyond Blue Support Service:||1300 224 636|
|Kids Helpline:||1800 551 800|
|MensLine Australia:||1300 789 978|
|Alcohol Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW:||1800 250 015|
|Family Drug Support:||1300 368 186|