StandBy’s Support After Suicide Works
An independent evaluation of the StandBy program, conducted by The Science of Knowing in 2018 (approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Queensland) measured the well-being of 545 people who had been bereaved by suicide. The research compared the well-being of those who had received support from StandBy with those who had not.
The evaluation found that among people whose loss was within the last 12 months, compared to the control group, StandBy clients were:
- Significantly less likely to be at risk of suicidality
- Significantly less likely to experience the grief reaction of a loss of social support
- Significantly less likely to experience feelings of social and overall loneliness
- Significantly less likely to report experiencing mental health concerns
- Significantly less likely to report experiencing a loss of social connections