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The Way Back Support Service


Take action to stay safe and connect to the supports that are right for you.

The way back can be tough but you are not alone.

We know it’s not always easy asking for help but we also know the value of encouragement and support.

The Way Back Support Service is available to support people in the first few months following a suicide attempt.

According to your needs, The Way Back Support Service can assist by:

  • providing encouragement and support in the first few months following your attendance at hospital
  • helping you follow your hospital discharge and safety plan
  • supporting you to connect with your GP and other services that may help you in your journey to recovery.

What happens next?

While in hospital or shortly after leaving hospital, a Support Coordinator from The Way Back Support Service will be in touch with you to check in and see how things are going. You are also welcome to make contact with us any time during the three months after you leave hospital.

The Way Back Support Service ACT

Phone 1800 929 222 (Mon-Fri 9.00am to-5.00pm)

Need urgent assistance?

  • Dial 000 or go to a hospital emergency department.
  • Crisis and Assessment Team (CATT) 1800 629 354
  • Mental Health Line (24 hours) 1800 011 511
  • Lifeline (24 hours) 13 11 14
  • Mens Helpline   1300 78 99 78
  • Suicide Call Back Service (24 hours) 1300 659 467


The Way Back Support Service is a beyondblue initiative funded by ACT Health and donations to beyondblue. We treat your information with care and in line with privacy legislation. For the purposes of evaluation some information about your contact with us will be used, but this will not be linked with any identifying information such as your name or address. For more detail, please refer to the Information and Privacy Handout. If you do not wish your data to be included in the evaluation, or have any questions, please talk to your Support Coordinator.

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"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."