ECLIPSE Group Monthly Chronicle Feature

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The ECLIPSE support group is also beginning its second cycle, after such a successful debut last year.

For those unfamiliar with the program, ECLIPSE is an 8-week support group for adult survivors of a suicide attempt. Suicide can be a delicate topic to discuss and for those who have themselves attempted suicide, talking about their experience can be especially difficult. More information is available on our website – click here.

For survivors, the time after a suicide attempt can be extremely confusing and filled with a myriad of conflicting emotions. What’s more, the pain and problems that led a person to consider suicide in the first place are often still present.

The ECLIPSE program is a support group that aims to remove the stigma and shame associated with attempted suicide.

Participants come to a confidential, non-judgmental space where they can openly express their feelings about what brought them to contemplate suicide, and learn skills to relieve emotional pain. The group also explores strategies for ensuring future safety.

Crucially, ECLIPSE is not therapy, but is an opportunity for participants to share their experience with others who have been in a similar situation and to feel less alone.

ECLIPSE is a free program funded by the NSW Department of Health and is held at Lifeline H2H’s centre in Gordon. If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, don’t hesitate to contact us.