Recovery planning and support
The Way Back Support Service – BENDIGO
Mind Australia’s The Way Back Support Service is a three-month outreach, psychosocial suicide prevention program for people in the Bendigo region who have recently experienced a suicide attempt. This program provides a combination of clinical and community-based mental health supports to help people transition from a state of crisis.
About The Way Back Support Service
Mind Australia’s The Way Back Support Service helps people experiencing serious suicidal crisis, and those around them. This program is delivered in partnership with Bendigo Health and offers a blend of clinical and community-based wrap-around mental health supports to help people transition from a state of crisis to problem-solving and achieving positive change.
The Way Back Support Service clients receive outreach and psychosocial support for up to three months post suicide attempt.
Some Mind staff members who deliver The Way Back Support Service have a lived experience of mental ill-health or suicidal ideation. These peer practitioners use their lived experience to create strong rapport and better connect with clients as well as their families and carers.
Who is The Way Back Support Service for?The Way Back Support Service is for people experiencing suicidal ideation in the Bendigo region who have been referred to Bendigo Health’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program and The Way Back Support Service following engagement with Bendigo Health’s Mental Health Services.
The Way Back Support Service is a Beyond Blue initiative delivered in partnership with Bendigo Health.
Why choose Mind for The Way Back Support Service?Mind Australia supports people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to find help, hope and purpose in their lives. We provide individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year.
We partner with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community. We have been providing mental health and wellbeing support to people, and their families, friends and carers, for more than 45 years.
We are one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services.
Psychosocial supports – like the kind provided by Mind Australia – help people with mental health and wellbeing issues manage daily activities, rebuild and maintain connections, engage with education and employment, and participate fully in the community. These are supports which help people take positive steps in their recovery journey.
What do our The Way Back Support Service clients say?“Words are simply not enough to express how this program has not only assisted and guided myself, but also my family in such a positive way. Before this program, I was determined to end my life and without the help and support of the team I would not be here today.” – Anonymous.
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