Postvention Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports individuals, families and communities who are bereaved by suicide. To lose a friend or family member to suicide commonly results in intense emotional trauma, physical and mental ill health and adverse social consequences. Information and support have been demonstrated to be important in helping the bereaved survive through the pain of grief but is still a haphazard process and there is no clear pathway.
Postvention Australia was built to provide this pathway, reducing the toll of loss through suicide by providing ways to hope and healing and bridging the gap for those who need support but aren’t receiving it.
Postvention Australia is recognised by and registered with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) as Australia’s peak body in suicide bereavement with its programs operating nationally throughout Australia.