We provide targeted support to people to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts post-discharge from the Emergency Department, medical wards or inpatient units.
- We provide outreach support and clinic-based interventions to people experiencing a suicidal crisis
- We allocate a Psychosocial Support Worker and Mental Health Clinician to each individual to provide intensive and individualised therapeutic care and psychosocial support
- Our diverse team of support workers and clinicians can work with you to build your support network and develop individual goals over a 12-week period
What we do
The aim of the HOPE program is to support people for a period of 12 weeks, providing assertive and coordinated care post-discharge, via both outreach and clinic-based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk of suicide re-attempts and deaths by suicide.
Keeping with the goals of the Victorian suicide prevention framework 2016–25, the HOPE team aims to build resilience in individuals who have made a suicide attempt by providing intensive and individualised therapeutic care and psychosocial support.
- 12 weeks of intensive support tailored to your unique needs
- Development of an individualised safety plan
- Psychologically focused sessions to increase coping skills
- Practical support and assistance
- Connection to community supports
- Family and carer support
- Ongoing contact in person or over the phone
Who can use our service
The HOPE program was developed to provide support to individuals discharged from the Emergency Department, medical wards or inpatient units:
- Following a suicide attempt, or
- Having displayed serious suicide ideation, intent or planning
Who we are
The HOPE team is a multidisciplinary team based at the RMH Parkville.
Each client is allocated a Psychosocial Support Worker and Mental Health Clinician to deliver practical support and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address the unique, economic, historical and environmental factors that have contributed to, or continue to contribute to, a person’s suicidality.
We accept referrals for this service
Call Triage on 1300 874 243 to discuss a new referral.
If your patient is currently seeing a clinician at one of our clinics and you would like to discuss treatment or care plans, contact the appropriate local mental health service directly and ask to speak to the key clinician, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
For out of hours support, call Triage. If your patient is presenting in an emergency situation, call 000 for an immediate response.
HealthPathways Melbourne provides guidance on best practice assessment and management of common medical conditions, including when and where to refer patients.
Parkville Connect is a secure web-based portal providing GPs, specialists and other health professionals with information in the Parkville electronic medical record (EMR).