Suicide Bereavement support group

When someone we love or know dies by suicide, those bereaved often experience a very complicated form of grief, caused by a combination of sudden shock, unanswered questions of ‘Why?’, and feelings of ‘What could I have done?’.

Suicide Bereavement support group

When someone we love or know dies by suicide, those bereaved often experience a very complicated form of grief, caused by a combination of sudden shock, unanswered questions of ‘Why?’, and feelings of ‘What could I have done?’.

 

The range of emotions you might experience is intense, and it’s important to be able to talk openly about what you’re going through. We have established this support group to give you a place where you can share in a secure environment, and get the support you need.

How our support group works

Our Suicide Bereavement Group is open to any adult who has experienced the loss of someone through suicide. It is an open group, facilitated by trained, experienced and accredited Face-To-Face Counsellors.

This group is a place where emotional issues can be heard, shared and acknowledged without judgement; where feelings can be expressed openly no matter what they are. It’s a place where we provide information about the complex grief process that follows suicide, and coping skills are explored and enhanced to assist in recovery.

 

Our participants find that sharing their experience with others, along with listening to the similar experiences of others, is invaluable. The sense of community and support that comes from participating in our group can also help to relieve the intense personal pain associated with suicide bereavement.

 

Topics we talk about may include:

 

  • The pain of loss by suicide
  • Feelings of guilt, shame or failure
  • Trauma and grief reactions
  • Coping strategies
  • Dealing with anniversaries
  • Self-care

 

When: Every third week each month, Tuesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Lifeline Northern Beaches Office: 310 Sydney Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Duration: Ongoing (Booking Essential)

Would you like to learn more
about this support group?

Get in touch by email – admin@lifelinenb.org.au, or call (02) 9949-5522 to find out the next start date.

If there aren’t enough people to run a group at the time you need, we do offer face-to-face counselling as another alternative.

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