Examining the impact of supporting someone who has attempted suicide

The research will help to better understand the needs of people supporting a loved one following a suicide attempt.
The research will help to better understand the needs of people supporting a loved one following a suicide attempt.

Participants are needed for a research project examining the impact of supporting someone who has attempted suicide.

SANE Australia and the University of New England are looking for 1000 people to share their experiences.

The information provided will be used to inform the development of resources to better support people when someone they care about has attempted to end their life.

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SANE Australia General Manager Dr Michelle Blanchard explains that when someone attempts to take their own life their family and friends can feel quite uncertain about how best to support their loved one. 

“When a loved one attempts suicide, people often don’t know what to do to support the person’s recovery,” Dr Blanchard said. 

“The research will help us to better understand the needs of people supporting a loved one following a suicide attempt and will enable us to develop resources to assist them during this difficult time.”

Participants are required to complete a 20-minute online survey and must be over 18 years of age.

This research is funded by the Ian Potter Foundation and Grenet Foundation.

The survey is available at: www.sane.org/better-support-project 

Anyone looking for information, support and guidance from mental health professionals can contact the SANE Help Centre on 1800 187 263 or helpline@sane.org from 10am to10pm AEST.

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