Support after suicide

bereavement support and postvention

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Each month we run a bereavement support group led by trained facilitators with lived experience. This group meets in the Hope  Centre, 3 Albion Place, Dunedin. Corinda Taylor, our lead facilitator, provides a delicate balance between listening to you, providing information on what to expect and perhaps most importantly, a shoulder to lean on.

It is a friendly coffee group atmosphere and you are most welcome to bring a support person along. Please contact us prior to attending the first time.

If you cannot attend our monthly support group then please do join our online group that you access any time of the day or night. It is called Life Matters Suicide Bereavement Support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/718945024850905/

We provide free and independent advice to people following the suicide of a loved one while under the care of state services such as DHBs and Corrections. You may have many other questions too so please do contact us.

Our petition https://www.change.org/p/hon-andrew-little-access-to-justice-for-suicide-bereaved-families-and-wh%C4%81nau has been delivered to the House of Representatives to request that all bereaved get a fair representation and support during inquests, hearings on papers and other inquiries. We were invited by the Justice Committee to deliver written feedback and we are now waiting on an update from them.

If you need more information about coronial processes please do contact us. Remember you have every right to know who your coroner is and to ask when your hearing on papers or inquest will take place. You also have every right to ask other questions and also to provide feedback to the coroner. You also have a right to be treated with respect and ask for explanations if you do not understand the process. At a time where we are struggling with grief we should be given extra support..

We are developing an Aftermath 101 manual to help people going through coronial processes and other inquiries when families cannot afford legal representation. Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

The meetings take place at our Hope Centre, 3 Albion Place, Dunedin on:

First Tuesday of every month

(Except for January) from 5.30pm to 7:00pm

Our Up-Coming Support Groups

01

Sep

Free Bereavement Support Group

Hope Centre, 3 Albion Place, Dunedin

Sep 1, 2020

06

Oct

Free Bereavement Support Group

Hope Centre, 3 Albion Place, Dunedin

Oct 6, 2020

RSVP to [email protected]

Download the bereavement group protocols

Bereavement support online

Suicide bereavement support:

If you would like to join our online Life Matters Suicide Bereavement Support Group which provides peer support, please contact us via our Facebook page. Group protocols as decided by participants.

Someone at risk?

If you feel suicidal or someone you know could have suicidal thoughts, please get help immediately. You don’t have to go through this alone. There are many people willing to help.

Are you concerned for someone?

If you or someone you know is not feeling well, please reach out for help.
All of us go through tough times in our lives at some stage. You are not the only one struggling and you don’t have to do it alone. Please reach out for help.