Postvention Australia have compiled a number of resources designed to help with the bereavement of suicide and postvention tactics for both personal use and to help loved ones.

If you are someone who has lost a loved one to suicide or if you are an individual or service provider looking to someone who has been bereaved by suicide, you can refer to our large library of resources to navigate the experience.

You can find a range of resources including guidelines on how to deal with the grief that comes with losing someone to suicide. Other resources include postvention support information published by state governments, research and evidence-backed information and journal articles, guidelines for postvention service providers as well as employers/workplace managers.

Identify Risk. Prevent Suicide.

You may have lost someone to suicide or looking to support someone who is bereaved by suicide. We have a range of resources to help you navigate the experience, from bereavement support guidelines to information for postvention service providers.


I've lost someone to suicide

Resources and information for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. 


I'm a service provider

I provide support to those who have lost loved ones to suicide.


I'm worried about someone bereaved by suicide

Resources and guidelines that supports a person bereaved by suicide.


I'm having
suicidal thoughts

Are you in need of support or concerned about someone else?

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Suicide and Sudden Death Bereavement in Australia

IASP Process of development of policy positions

IASP Policy Questionnaire


Helping Survivors After Suicide

Leaders Guide - Groups of Mutual Support

Groups of Mutual Support – Leaders Guide

Guidelines for Immediate Help from Close Friends in the Aftermath of a Suicide

Guidelines for Immediate Help from Close Friends in the Aftermath of a Suicide

17 Help is at Hand

Help is at Hand


The Nature of Words: Guidelines for Communicating with the Bereaved by Suicide

02 Western Australian Suicide Prevention Strategy

Western Australian: Suicide Prevention Strategy

03 Information Booklet for People Bereaved by Suicide

Information Booklet for People Bereaved by Suicide

04 After a Suicide A Toolkit for Schools

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

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Supporting someone after a suicide loss

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 NSW Care Pack provides simple, practical support to help you navigate this overwhelming time.