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
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StandBy Support After Suicide is dedicated to supporting people and communities across Australia bereaved or impacted by suicide.
Click here to learn more about our governance and strategic plan.

StandBy acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. Our staff recognise the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community and their continuing connection to land and water, and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.

Our organisation is a place where human rights are respected and people of diverse genders and sexual orientation are welcomed and supported.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000.

StandBy – an initiative funded by the Australian Government.
Post Suicide Support – an initiative funded by the NSW Government
StandBy is a program of Youturn Limited.