Suicide Bereavement Support Program

An 8-week support group for those bereaved by suicide

While some suicides can be prevented, tragically, suicides do still occur despite our best efforts. It is important that people feel free to talk about their reactions to suicide openly and honestly and that those affected by suicide reach out to others for support and help.

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury runs two different groups for those bereaved by suicide:

  • An 8-week structured support program particularly suited to those (over 18) recently bereaved by suicide. For this group, pre-registration is essential.
  • There is also a monthly ‘open’ group, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month in Gordon 7–9pm. Call us on 9498 8805 to book in. 

Further details of these groups below. Both groups provide a safe and comfortable environment in which you can discuss feelings and experiences associated with your loss.

Course Details – 8-Week Program

Venue: Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Centre, 4 Park Avenue, Gordon. View Directions.

Date:  Next group runs from 9 March to 27 April 2023, with a second group running from 14 September to 2 November 2023. Please register your interest in future groups by contacting us. All sessions will be run face to face.

Duration:  The group runs every Thursday for 2 hours between 7:00 and 9:00pm.

Cost: Free

Facilitators:  Caroline McGrory, Judy Dalgarno, Ceiny Maybury, Jenny Walters & Olivia Saxon

Register your interest here.

Course Details – Monthly Open Group

Venue: Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Centre, 4 Park Avenue, Gordon. View Directions.

Duration:  The Face to Face group runs every first Thursday for 2 hours between 7:00pm and 9:00pm in Gordon.

Cost: Free

Facilitators:  Caroline McGrory, Judy Dalgarno, Ceiny Maybury, Jenny Walters,  Olivia Saxon and Emma Hartcliff

Register your interest here.

Although a person dies, relationships are forever

“The sharing process was critical and it showed me I was not alone.”

“I felt secure in the company of others who were grieving as a result of suicide. I felt like I belonged and that was very comforting for me.”

“Bravo to the facilitators … their gentleness and calmness is infectious, not forgetting how very respectful they are towards members of the group.”