Support after suicide

bereavement support and postvention

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Each month we run two bereavement support groups led by trained facilitators with lived experience. Carolyn McMillan, 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. We provide free and independent advice to people following a suicide while under the care of state services such as DHBs and Corrections.
It is a friendly coffee group atmosphere and you are most welcome to bring along a support person. Feel free to contact us prior to attending.

We are developing an Aftermath 101 manual to help people going through coronial processes and inquiries when they cannot afford legal representation. We also know of an excellent lawyer with a heart who can provide good advice. Stay tuned or contact us for more information.

Please sign this petition to ensure all bereaved get a fair representation during inquests, hearings on papers and other inquiries.

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

Third Tuesday of every month

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

Our Up-Coming Support Groups



Free Bereavement Support Group

Hope Centre, 3 Albion Place, Dunedin

Aug 6, 2019

5:30-7:00 pm


[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.