Evaluation of the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt Project: Participant perceptions Final Report

Suicide is a leading cause of premature deaths internationally and is responsible for the loss of over 2000 deaths per year in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 2010). Despite the acknowledgement that family and friends bereaved by suicide are at risk of complicated grief which increases their risk of suicide, limited postvention strategies exist to support survivors of suicide (Aguirre & Slater, 2010). This report presents the evaluation of an intervention (the Lifekeeper Memory Quilt Project) initiated by The Salvation Army, Suicide Prevention Bereavement and Support Services, that aimed to support those bereaved by suicide