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The Way Back Support Service


The Way Back Support Service (TWBSS) provides non-clinical care and practical support to individuals following a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.

People who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis often experience severe distress in the days and weeks immediately afterwards, and they are at high risk of attempting again. The Way Back Support Service supports people through this critical risk period.

A Support Coordinator contacts the person within one business day of receiving their referral and tailors a program for up to three months after discharge from hospital. This program is built on personal connection and integration with community services.

A Way Back Aftercare Coordinator based at each of the participating hospitals helps to facilitate the referral process and build awareness of the program across hospital and community mental health staff. 

The Way Back is funded under a bilateral agreement between the Australian Government Department of Health and NSW Ministry of Health. To find out more, visit https://www.neaminational.org.au/find-services/the-way-back-support-service-sydney/

Eligibility

This service is for people who have attempted suicide or experienced a suicidal crisis and have been discharged from the emergency department, acute care setting or short stay unit of one of the following hospitals:

  • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Canterbury Hospital
  • Concord Hospital
  • The Sutherland Hospital
  • St. George Hospital

The Way Back Support Service accepts referrals only from clinicians at the participating hospitals listed above. 

Name Phone Email

Neami National in partnership with Sydney Local Health District, South East Sydney Local Health District and St. Vincent’s Health Network

02 9570 5933

thewaybacksupportservicesydney@neaminational.org.au