Make it Your Next Step

High-quality, lived experience inspired support for suicide attempt survivors and those who provide them care

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We provide support specific to people who have experienced a suicide attempt and because we know the journey of recovery often includes family and friends we also offer support to carers.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey or would like ongoing support, our aftercare services for suicide attempt survivors and carers can be tailored to meet your needs. Online or in-person, our team are compassionate and our supports develop hope and resilience.

We understand that finding the right support can be challenging. Which is why, we not only assist you with accessing our supports but can also provide connections to other services. Additionally, we understand how helpful it can be to speak with someone who has experienced a similar journey. Our Second Steps Support Persons will offer their professional and personal knowledge and expertise.

Each of our services:

  • Are designed and delivered by people with lived experience
  • Offer opportunities to Connect, Share, and Discover
  • Supports the unique journey of every individual
  • Are available to persons 14 years of age and over
  • Are inclusive, respectful, and self-empowering

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STEP INTO YOUR STYLE OF SUPPORT

A Suite of services to support you through each step of your journey

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Online Support

Whether you have experienced a suicide attempt or provide care to someone who has, our online communities are supportive, understanding, and informative. Access wherever you are, whenever you want.

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Individual Support

Individual Support provides the opportunity to meet with a Second Steps Support Person, identify your goals, explore strategies, and be linked with additional supports. You also receive full access to our Online Community.

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Group Support

Immerse yourself in the support and understanding of our monthly groups for attempt survivors and carers. Develop connections and adopt useful strategies. You also receive full access to our Online Community.

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NDIS Support

Our Individual and Group Supports may be funded by the NDIS. Chat with us about how we can best assist you with achieving the goals set out in your plan.

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We Made it ours

Make Second Steps your next step

“My family weren’t supportive of me after my suicide attempt. I felt very alone; like I had no one to talk to that could understand. I see a therapist now, but I was really looking to connect with people who knew a bit about what I’ve been through. The Online Support group has been welcoming and understanding. I’ve learnt a lot since joining. I don’t feel so alone now; I feel part of something, and I understand there are people out there just like me.”

Attempt Survivor – Carindale, QLD, 20

“I often wonder, why we haven’t had a service like Second Steps until now. I spent so long looking after my son after his suicide attempt, I forgot how to put myself first. Second Steps has reminded me of the importance of self-care for carers. I’ve learned things, not just from other carers, but also from people with lived experience of a suicide attempt. Being able to hear about both sides of the story has really put things into perspective for me and it’s brought me a bit closer to my son as well.”

Carer – Allambie Heights, NSW, 49

“I didn’t want to keep calling a crisis line every time I had thoughts of suicide but it was the only way I knew how to get help with the thoughts. Since joining the Online Support group, I’ve discovered other strategies to help me manage the thoughts myself, and the people online have been really supportive as I’ve learned to practice them. What I like about Second Steps is that I can jump online whenever, browse other people’s posts, and ask questions or just vent, and I know someone will respond.”

Attempt Survivor – Bendigo, VIC, 33