Bereaved by Suicide Support Group - a programme from Skylight
This practical, supportive educational group for 6-8 people is
facilitated by professional counsellors and educators and runs over 8
weeks. Attendees are able to share thoughts and feelings about what's
happened, discuss the nature of suicide and gain information and ideas
about how to care for themselves and others, including children, after a
suicide. The group is open to people 17 yrs + bereaved by suicide.
Lifeline is running workshops in Auckland and Waikato in conjunction with Waikato District Health Board. If we are not running a workshop in your area, we will put you in touch with Skylight who can help connect you in.
contact us for more details or fill out the info form below.
Please note: Registration and attendance at a
pre-group interview is essential before attending this group.
OUTLINE of 8 week Programme
This grief education programme is recommended for adults 17+ who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know.
The group process supports members to:
Meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide
Process and manage thoughts and feeling around what has happened
Find meaning in their experiences
Discuss the nature of suicide
Gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and
others after a suicide, including children and young people.
Adjust to living with loss and move forwards
The group is facilitated by two trained facilitators and it runs over 8 weeks.
Skylight is a national
not for profit trust that enables children, young people, their
family/whanau and friends to navigate through times of trauma, loss and
They facilitate access to
expert information, education, professional services and support. They
also educate, train and support professionals, agencies and individuals
who assist those dealing with trauma, loss, and grief. Download their brochure or contact firstname.lastname@example.org | 0800 299 100.