You are not alone is an online resource that provides information and advice to support those who care for someone who has attempted suicide, or is at risk of doing so.
This innovative and evidence-based resource was created in collaboration with people who have supported a partner, relative, or friend after a suicide attempt. Their voices and stories feature throughout the website. Their lived experience serves as a reminder that although there is no single way to respond to or support someone after they’ve attempted suicide, there are many who have been through this situation.
The Better Support project
You are not alone is the final product of the Better Support project, led by SANE, with the support of the Grenet Foundation and the Ian Potter Foundation.
The project’s initial research phase, conducted in partnership with the University of New England, involved a survey of more than 750 respondents. Further qualitative interviews were conducted with 32 participants who had cared for someone after they had attempted suicide.
The You are not alone resource was tested in workshops conducted with people who have supported a partner, relative or friend after a suicide attempt. This was done in partnership with the University of Sydney.
The impact of the You are not alone resource, as well as its dissemination plan, will be evaluated in 2020.
Read or download the full report below:
Better Support: Understanding the needs of family and friends when a loved one attempts suicide (PDF 812KB)