How To Increase Suicide Survivor Support?

Experiences From The National Survivor Programme In Flandersbelgium

This article presents the aim and the activities of the national suicide survivor programme
developed by the Flemish Working Group on Suicide Survivors in Belgium. By combining the
efforts of suicide survivor groups, several social organisations and policy makers it was possible
to increase the availability of survivor support and to nourish the quality of the support that is
offered. It is expected that the co-ordinated activities of the Working Group will be included in
the suicide prevention policy of the Flemish region, which is currently in preparation.