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.
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:
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)