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 (i.e. just turn up, no pre-booking required), which takes place on the first Thursday of each month in Gordon, from 4 February to 2 December 2021. For 2021 we will also be offering a separate monthly virtual group via Zoom, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month, from 21 January to 16 December.

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 11 March to 29 April 2021, with a second group running from 9 September to 28 October 2021. 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. The virtual group runs every third Thursday for 2 hours between 7:00pm and 9:00pm via Zoom.

Cost: Free

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

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.”