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Volunteer Youth Ambassadors – Expressions of interest

Postvention Australia is inviting Youth Ambassadors throughout Australia, who will have a dual function in that they represent Postvention Australia to youth organisations. They advise The Board on youth friendly materials, sector needs and suggested strategies for action to achieve

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Postvention Australia – Conference 2016

13th – 15th October 2016 Aerial Function Centre at the University of Technology Sydney The conference program includes: • Pre-conference workshops for suicide bereavement support groups, Indigenous grief and trauma, and more • Plenary sessions • Concurrent Sessions and Workshops

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Holidays present opportunities for healing

Grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide is probably a lifelong process for adults and children alike. This doesn’t mean that the pain associated with the loss will remain the same over time. We know there are survivors

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Helping yourself heal during the holiday season

Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing, and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness. Love Does Not End With Death Since

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Helping grieving children through the holidays

Adults play an important role in helping children grieve, especially over the holidays when new emotions and memories can hit with full force. Children often have trouble expressing their emotions, and when they see their parents hurting, they naturally want

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Six steps to surviving the holidays after loss

For years, I made my children listen to Bing Crosby as we decorated the Christmas tree. One day, I reasoned, I would be gone and I imagined them downloading ‘ole Bing and carrying on the tradition with their own children.

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IASP world congress Montreal – A Postvention Australia perspective

by Karl Adriessen The 28th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) was held in Montreal, Canada, from 16 to 20 June 2015. The conference was organized by the Centre for Research and Intervention on Suicide and

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Participants needed – Adolescents and grief

The School of Psychiatry of the University of New South Wales, with the support of the Anika Foundation for Research in Adolescent Depression and Suicide, is starting a new study on adolescents who have experienced the death of a relative

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Griffith Health legend honoured

Former Vice Chancellors, Heads of School, Deans and leading researchers from many disciplines inside and outside the Health Group recently gathered to pay tribute to Professor Diego De Leo AO, who announced his retirement as Director of the Australian Institute

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Weaving a community response – Tasmania – May 2015

Facilitated group discussion with participants Date: Monday 11th May Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Venue: The Salvation Army Hobart Hall, 180 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania To register, complete the form below. The Salvation Army Hope for Life Program in partnership with Postvention Australia

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