The Better Support Project – Supporting family and friends after a loved one has attempted suicide

  7 December 2017  SANE Australia   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

The Better Support Project is a research and resource development project, examining the impact of supporting someone who has attempted suicide.

Conducted by SANE Australia and the University of New England, it aims to explore the experiences of family and friends following a suicide attempt by a loved one.

Results will be used to develop resources and provide better support to those caring for someone following a suicide attempt.

The project will run from August 2017 to June 2020 and involves an online survey for people over 18 years old who know someone who attempted to take their own life within the past 10 years.

The study will also interview 30 of the online participants. Results of the research will be used to develop a suite of resources, which will be distributed to the community in late 2018.

The survey is available online.

For further information, contact: 

Michelle Wright
Suicide Prevention Research and Training Coordinator

SANE Australia
(03) 9190 0612

If this topic has cause you distress, please contact the SANE Help Centre on 1800 187 263 (10am to 10pm Monday to Friday), Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

The Better Support Project is funded by the Ian Potter Foundation and the Grenet Foundation.

This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (HE17-210).


Disclaimer: This article was provided by SANE Australia. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.