HOPE Enhancement Project

The Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative currently provides assertive and intensive outreach support for people at the point of hospital discharge that are identified having a suicide attempt or engaged in suicidal ideation with preparatory behaviour.

The aim of the initiative is to reduce subsequent suicide attempts and improve quality of life and emotional resilience, by providing the target cohort with assertive, and psychosocial support in the community for a period of up to three months post discharge from hospital. The program also supports the persons support network to identify and build the protective factors that reduce the risk of suicide attempt/completed suicide.

The Royal Commission also recognised that the limited service hours impeded access, and the needs of people who experience suicidality and, are in receipt of support from community-based specialist mental health services, may extend beyond the capacity of these services.

 

SAFE LANGUAGE

 

TERMS of REFERENCE

Steering Committee

             

PARTICIPANTS GUIDE

      
 

HOPE ENHANCEMENT

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

 

 SELFCARE   
PLAN 

 

PARTICIPANT CONSENT FORM

 
Our Journey so far
1/6/2021 - 14/7/2021: Mapping the HOPE Journey: HOPE Clinicians
14/6/2021 - 31/ 7/2021 ED/Triage/Catt Survey

20/7/2021 - 29/8/2021 Mapping the HOPE journey: Consumer & their Personal Support network surveys.  

Surveys for HOPE Consumers

NOTE: input within surveys will be summarised and presented on this page after being distributed and authorised by Lived Experience HOPE consumers who have been contacted as part of this project.
Please contact either Lived experience Project officer: Erin Hill or Project lead: Helen Mack if you would like to speak about anything else to support your experience and/or that would add to our evaluation.
Contact numbers below.
ACCESS INTO
St VINCENTS
 EMERGENCY
DEPARTMENT 
    ACUTE
   Mental Health   
    WARD  
HOPE
 REFERRAL 
 HOPE
ASSESSMENT
HOPE 
 SUPPORT 
HOPE
DISCHARGE
 

 

SURVEYS FOR Consumers Personal support network

ACCESS INTO
ST VINCENTS
   
EMERGENCY
DEPARTMENT 
   HOPE
 REFERRAL

 

HOPE
DISCHARGE

 

Objectives of HOPE stage 2 service expansion

  • Enable access to HOPE service supports for people who are consumers of community-based specialist mental health services (target cohort)
  • Improve links to community-based support for the target cohort that is tailored, timely and responsive to the unique needs and circumstances of individuals.
  • Provide community-based support that enables individuals within the target cohort to build self-resilience and capacity to self-manage social, economic, and environmental factors that can contribute suicidality. Improve recovery outcomes for the target cohort through strengthening connection to carers, family, community and support services.
  • Improve access to HOPE support by providing out of hours service options accessible for all people who are eligible for HOPE services.

The design process will consider:

  • how to ensure that the largest number of people as possible are able to benefit from the service as safely as possible
  • referrals by general practitioners, other community providers, and self-referrals.
Email Contact: HOPEEN@svha.org.au
HOPE Enhancement Lead: Helen Mack
HOPE Enhancement Lived Experience Project officer: Erin Hill
HOPE Enhancement Project Assistant: Shelly Xie (Social work student)

 

If you are in an emergency, or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services on 000.

Support services that operate 24 hours/7 days a week: