About You Are Not Alone
The You Are Not Alone website has been created by SANE Australia together with research partners University of New England and the University of Sydney.
You Are Not Alone gives information and tools to carers throughout the stages of supporting someone who has attempted suicide, or who is at risk of doing so. The non-linear navigation allows people to find advice that is relevant to them at any time during their carer journey.
Who is You Are Not Alone for?
You Are Not Alone is designed for carers throughout the stages of supporting someone who has attempted suicide, or who is at risk of doing so. Given the current time is a period of increased uncertainty due to COVID-19, there is a real risk of increased suicide attempts due to deteriorating economic circumstances and resources to support carers are more important than ever.
Is there a cost to use You Are Not Alone?
No, there is no cost to use You Are Not Alone.
What is the evidence?
You Are Not Alone is the final product of the Better Support project, led by SANE Australia with funding support from the Grenet Merrin Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation. The project’s research partners, University of New England and the University of Sydney, conducted the initial research phase which involved a survey of more than 750 respondents, further qualitative interviews with 32 participants and two ‘think tank’ sessions with people who had cared for someone after they had attempted suicide.
As at July 2020, You Are Not Alone is being piloted by two regions in Australia – Brisbane North PHN and Country South Australia PHN.