Family and friends supporting someone who has attempted suicide

Do you support or provide care to someone who has attempted suicide?

Family and friends play an important role in supporting the estimated 65,000 Australians who attempt suicide each year. This support role is often fulfilling, but it can also be challenging and stressful.

While services and support for people who have attempted suicide is increasing, we don’t know a lot about the needs of family and friends who provide support.

What is Everymind doing to help?

We have developed a free online program specifically for family and friends supporting someone who has attempted suicide. This short, self-paced program aims to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to support your family member or friend.

Sign-up for free

This program is for family and friends who are:

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Living in Australia
  • Currently supporting an adult (aged 18 years or older) who has attempted suicide
  • Comfortable communicating in English
  • Comfortable using web-based programs.

Sign up

If you're interested in using this program in a face-to-face group setting, please contact our team using the details below.

"It helped me to think more about my mental health and break down some of the taboo about asking for help or stepping back sometimes."

- Minds Together participant

Need more information?

Please reach out to Everymind Project Lead, Dr Philippa Ditton-Phare, with any questions.

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