Support After Suicide

Other support services

Victoria

Support After Suicide

Location: Richmond, VIC
Phone: 03 9421 7640
Email:aftersuicide@jss.org.au

Groups are a very helpful opportunity for people who have been bereaved to gain a greater understanding of their situation and to spend time and communicate with others who have also been bereaved by suicide. We facilitate a wide range of group from professionally facilitated to peer support. Go to About Us for more information

The Compassionate Friends

Location: Victoria Wide
Phone: 03 9888 4944 / 1300 064 068
Email:support@compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au

Bereaved parent and sibling network. Suicide bereavement support group each month in Canterbury and Sunshine and general groups in Camberwell, Eltham, Sunshine. No fee.

After Suicide Support Group

Location: Geelong, VIC
Phone: 03 4215 3358
Email: hope@bereavement.org.au

Support After Suicide Geelong is a partnership with Hope Bereavement Care, we provide counselling as well as several monthly support groups:

  • After Suicide Loss – 3rd Tuesday Evening of the month from 6pm to 8pm
  • Men’s Program – 1st Wednesday of the month evenings 6pm-8pm
  • Coffee Morning – 2nd Wednesday of the month morning 10am–11.30am
  • Creative Bereavement – for all Hope and Jesuit Social Services clients – 3rd Thursday of the month evenings 6pm-8pm

LifeConnect

Location: Eastern suburbs, Melbourne, VIC
Phone: 1300 052 590
Email:lifeconnect@neaminational.org.au

LifeConnect provides community-focused suicide prevention services as well as support for people who have been bereaved by suicide.

People who reside, work and study in the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (EMPHN) catchment can access LifeConnect services. The EMPHN catchment includes the cities of: Banyule, Boroondara, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Mitchell, Monash, Murrindindi, Nillumbik, Whitehorse, Whittlesea and Yarra Ranges.

Free Service

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Location: Ballarat, VIC
Phone: 0427 762 929
Email:surviviorsofsuicide@hotmail.com

Survivors of Suicide are a not-for-profit organisation who provide a bereavement support service to those touched by suicide. Our mission is to generate suicide awareness and prevention through support and education.

ACT

Canberra After Suicide Support

Phone: 0421 725 180
Email:standby@supportlink.com.au

StandBy is dedicated to supporting people and communities across Australia bereaved or impacted by suicide, by providing a coordinated response of support and assistance and a single point of contact to assist in coordinating existing services to provide a response.

New South Wales

Sydney

Support After Suicide Group – Department of Forensic Medicine

Burwood, NSW
02 8584 7800

Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftsbury Road, Burwood.
1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm (exc. January)

WINGS of Hope

Phone: 02 99982970 / 0448 465 431
Email:WingsOfHope@ccnb.com.au

Contact Kerry on either of the above numbers for information about support groups in your area

Western Sydney Suicide Prevention & Support Network

Penrith, NSW
0402 627 696

Second Wednesday each month. Please call before attending.

Western Sydney Suicide Prevention & Support Network

Richmond, NSW
0402 627 696

Last Wednesday each month. Please call before attending.

Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief Therapy

Lower North Shore, NSW
0414 721 653

Group programs available. There is a fee for services.

Balgowlah

Lifeline Northern Beaches Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Kathi Pauncz, 02 9949 5522
admin@lifelinenb.org.au

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm.

Bankstown

Lifeline Macarthur

One Door, Suite 24 Jacobs Court, 1 -5 Jacobs Street, Bankstown, NSW
02 4645 7244

Lifeline Macarthur offers a Suicide Bereavement Support Group in Bankstown. This group is a closed group that meets weekly for eight (8) weeks. For further information please contact the coordinator, Cath Allen. Cath likes to meet people before they attend the group for the first time.

Coffs Harbour

Lifeline North Coast Suicide Bereavement Group

email: suicidebereavement.coffs@lifeline.org.au

phone: 02 6651 4093

Dubbo & the Central West

National Association of Loss & Grief Suicide Network

02 6882 9222
info@nalag.org.au

Ann-Maree Hartley. Please contact the group coordinator for details.

Fairfield/Liverpool

Lifeline Macarthur

Brian Wunsch Centre, The Art Room, 126 Avoca Road, Wakeley, NSW
02 4645 7244

Gordon

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury

Ceiny Maybury 0402 053 692
ceiny@msn.com

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury offers a monthly support group for those bereaved by suicide. This support group meets at 7pm on the second Thursday of each month, at 4 Park Avenue, Gordon.

Grafton

After Suicide Support Group (ASSG) Clarence Valley

Margaret McKenna, 0419 421 066
margaret_mckenna@hotmail.com

ASSG provide telephone support or face to face meetings for individuals or groups in Grafton.

Kempsey

Suicide After Suicide Group

Lee-Ann Foord,  02 6581 2800
lifematters@lifelinemidcoast.org.au

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday evening of the month, from February to November.

Kirrawee

Hopefield

Susan Foyle, 02 9545 0299
admin@scw.org.au

Hopefield currently don’t run a support group but do offer six free sessions of counselling to anyone bereaved by suicide, at any stage of bereavement.

Lismore

Lifeline Northern Rivers Support After Suicide Group

Jan Fedley, 02 6622 4133
lifeline@lis.net.au

Lifeline Northern Rivers runs an annual closed support group to assist those who have experienced their loss by suicide for at least three months.

Narellan

Lifeline Marcarthur Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Jacky Moore, 02 4645 7200
moorej@lifelinemacarthur.org.au

Narrabeen

Lifeline Northern Beaches Inc Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Kathi Pauncz, 02 9949 5522
admin@lifelinenb.org.au

The group aims to provide a safe and confidential environment of trust for people to share their experiences and support each other. Meetings are held at the Tramshed, Narrabeen on the second Tuesday each month, 7pm-9pm.

Newcastle

Newcastle SOS Support Group

02 4940 2000

This group meets at 7pm on the first Wednesday evening of each month and offers support and networking for those who have lost a family member, friend or partner to suicide. This group is supported by Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter.

Orange

Jamy Somerville, 0438 700 609
jamy.somerville@gmail.com

This group provides a safe and caring environment for those bereaved by suicide to share their experience and knowledge. Meetings are held at the Community Centre in Kite Street on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm. Please phone before attending.

Port Macquarie

Suicide Bereavement

02 6581 2800

Open group held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from February to November. From time to time they may also offer a closed group. They also have a facebook group for adolescents. Life Matters also offer a newsletter for survivors and hold annual memorial services in Tinonee and Port Macquarie.

Port Stephens

Port Stephens SOS Support Group

02 4940 2000

This group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Tomaree Library, Salamander Bay from 7pm-9pm.

Smeaton Grange

Lifeline Macarthur

02 4645 7200

Lifeline Macarthur offers a Bereaved by Suicide Support Group. This group is an open group and is held monthly. For further information please contact the coordinator, Jacky Moore. Jacky likes to meet people before they attend the group for the first time.

Southern Highlands

Lifeline Macarthur

Stafford Cottage, 22 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW
02 4645 7244

Wollongong

ETC Suicide Bereavement Support – The Salvation Army First Floor Program

P.O. Box 1185

Wollongong 2500

Wollongong (1st Tuesday monthly) (02) 4229 1079/0411 143 586 (Marilyn)

Ulladulla (1st Thursday monthly) 0419 625 372 (Stephen)

Nowra (3rd Monday monthly) 0419 625 372  (Stephen)
marilyn.dunn@salvationarmy.org.au

Peer support is also available for those in the early stages of loss to suicide.

Wagga Wagga

Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program

sobrien@wellways.org

Shannon O’Brien 02 9101 5984 or 0437 274 316

Wyoming

Lifeline Central Coast NSW

02 4323 6105

Lifeline Central Coast NSW offer a Bereaved by Suicide Support Group.

Queensland

Annerley

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (SOSBSA)

1300 767 022 or 0423 567 055
secretary@sosbsa.org.au

For anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide at any stage in their grief. Meetings are held at Level 1 493A Ipswich Road Annerley (the building with Chemist Warehouse).  Enter from rear car park on the second Friday of the month at 7.30pm.

Bundaberg

http://sosbsa.org.au/bundaberg

secretary@sosbsa.org.au

07 4155 1015

Meetings are held at 10.30 am on the second Wednesday of each month at Neighbourhood Centre.

111 Targo Street Bundaberg

Cairns

Life Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Bereavement Support Group

0409 765 305

The group is facilitated by trained counsellors including an Aboriginal person well known and accepted throughout Far North Queensland.

Meetings are held in Manunda, Cairns as determined by members.  Call above number for next meeting details.

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (SOSBSA).

0407 695 891 or 0407 162 039

http://sosbsa.org.au/cairns

secretary@sosbsa.org.au

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Cairns Red Cross Wellbeing Centre, Cnr Grove and Lake Streets Cairns

Entrance off Grove Street.

Caloundra / Currimindi

Caloundra Living Beyond Suicide Support Group

07 5491 5754

The Caloundra Living Beyond Suicide Support Group is supported by United Synergies Ltd. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 10am at 42 Croydon Ave, Currimundi, Queensland.

Ipswich

Lifeline Suicide Bereavement Peer Support Group

07 3432 6159

sbg.ipswich@uccommunity.org.au

The suicide bereavement support group provides a confidential, non-judgmental and compassionate setting where participants are able to give and receive support. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6.30 pm.

Logan

Logan SOSBSA Support Group

http://sosbsa.org.au/logan

secretary@sosbsa.org.au

0474 331 308

Meetings are every second Tuesday at 7.30 pm at The Meeting Place Griffith University Logan Campus, University Drive Meadowbrook.

Follow University Drive to the campus, turn right at the first round about to Evans Road.  Follow Evans Road to the car park on the right at the round about

Mackay

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (Support Group)

Mt Pleasant, QLD
Kim, 0430 186 149
secretary@sosbsa.org.au

For anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide at any stage in their grief. Meetings are held at 2pm on the second Saturday of every month and the Gordon White Library, 54 Phillip Street, Mt Pleasant.

Townsville

Bereaved by Suicide Support Group

North Condon, QLD

07 4772 3607

Meetings are held at the Salvation Army, 49-61 Beck Drive, North Condon, Fortnightly on a Monday night.

Whitsundays

Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Support Association (Support Group)

Airlie Beach, QLD
0412 448 805
secretary@sosbsa.org.au

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at 2pm at Crisis & Counselling Centre.
Cannonvale Business Centre, Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach.

South Australia

Bereaved Through Suicide Support Group – Adelaide

08 8332 8240 or 0468 440 287
support@bts.org.au

For people who have lost a relative, friend or colleague through suicide.
Telephone support: 8am – 8pm, 7 days per week
Meetings: Every third Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm

Anglicare: Living Beyond Suicide

lbs@anglicaresa.com.au 

1300 76 11 93
10am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

A free program providing practical and emotional support to families and individuals bereaved through suicide.

Tasmania

Derwent Valley

The Salvation Army – Derwent Valley Suicide Support Network.

Matt Hill  0459 096 003 or 03 6261 2353.

Western Australia

Albany

Lighthouse Support Group

Location: Albany, WA
Phone: 0427 413 998 or 08 9842 1549

A beacon of light and hope for those bereaved by suicide.

Perth

ARBOR

1300 11 44 46

arbor.bereavement@anglicarewa.org.au

Based in Perth, ARBOR is a counselling and outreach service which provides support for people bereaved by suicide.

National

NICRS

The National Indigenous Crisis Response Service.

24 hour after suicide service on 1800 805 801 or 0499 333 132.

StandBy is a suicide bereavement response service that provides a 24-hour coordinated community crisis response to families, friends and associates who have been bereaved through suicide. They are located in many areas of Australia. Check their website for details.

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