Services & Resources

Services & Resources Filter Clear Filter The following services and supports are specifically about providing support to you or someone you know in their experience of bereavement after suicide. For a wider list of services and resources go to the Service Directory. For emergencies, call Triple Zero on 000. If you or someone else is…

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Children & Young People

Children & Young People Understanding and responding to the needs of children and young people Children & Young People Grief expressions of children Helpful Things for children Returning to school Grief expressions of young people Helpful Things for young people Funeral & Viewing Download Children & Young People factsheet DOWNLOAD CARE PACK Children and Young…

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Supporting the Bereaved

Supporting the Bereaved When someone you know is bereaved by suicide. DOWNLOAD Supportingthe Bereaved FACTSHEET DOWNLOAD CARE PACK When you know someone who has lost a loved one to suicide it is sometimes hard to know what to say or what to do to help. When you know someone who has lost a loved one…

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Coping With Loss

Care & Support Advice and guidance on how to manage your loss Care and Support How to talk about what’s happened Returning to work Where to find support Support Groups The Road Ahead Download Care & Support Factsheet DOWNLOAD CARE PACK Care and Support It is helpful to have a strong support network who provide…

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Communities

Communities Particular communities and groups have unique experiences of suicide loss and require an informed and sensitive response These groups are often marginalised and misunderstood, and very often have a higher risk of suicide. DOWNLOAD Communities CHAPTER DOWNLOAD CARE PACK Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander While suicide is believed to have been a rare occurrence among…

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Suicide Grief

Loss, Grief & Trauma The experience of loss to suicide Grief Grief after Suicide Trauma Reactions to Trauma Stigma Different Relationships Resources DOWNLOAD LOSS & GRIEF FACTSHEET DOWNLOAD CARE PACK Grief Each of our experiences of grief is unique and different. Each of us will need different ways to express and cope with our loss.…

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Practical Help

Practical Help Guidance on managing the practical matters The first few days This section has more information about what happens and what may be needed in the first few days in terms of some of the practicalities. If you are the senior next-of-kin, you will be involved with the coronial process and have other tasks…

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The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead Advice on managing special occasions and anniversaries DOWNLOAD THE ROAD AHEAD FACTSHEET DOWNLOAD CARE PACK There are many people who have suffered this devastating loss who go on to live satisfying and fulfilling lives. At times, they will have thought that they could not manage life following the suicide. The depth of…

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Support Groups

Support Groups Support groups can be a valuable aid for those bereaved by suicide, whether it is a group of peers or a group facilitated by a health care professional. Peer Groups Facilitated Groups Open Groups Closed Groups Peer Groups This is a group where all the members are bereaved. There may be a meeting…

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Care Pack

Bereavement After Suicide Guide Practical Advice, Support & Understanding Introduction If someone you know or love has taken their own life or you’re wanting to give support to someone who is recently bereaved, the Postvention Australia (PVA) Care Pack provides simple, practical support to help you navigate this overwhelming and confusing time. Each experience of…

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