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Leading reform 2018 presentation :: The Way Back Support Service, Susan Anderson and Jennifer Pouwer

Presentation by Susan Anderson of beyondblue and Jennifer Pouwer of Recovered Futures on The Way Back Support Service, at the Leading Reform Summit in November 2018.

An innovative suicide prevention program targeting people  for follow-up care post-discharge from hospital after trying to take their own lives.

A recent Australian study showed coordinated assertive aftercare has potential to reduce suicide attempts by up to 19.8%. Evidence supports client-led, community-based care as an effective suicide prevention measure.

Of 2208 referrals to The Way Back Support Service to date, the reported suicide rate is approximately 0.5%.