Need help? Contact Lifeline’s 24 hour
Crisis Support Service on 13 11 14
Is there a life in immediate danger? Dial 000
Lifeline is non-judgemental, confidential and accessible at all times.
Our highly skilled telephone crisis supporters are here to listen.
Some of the crises that our callers experience include suicide, relationships, mental health issues, loneliness, addiction, bereavement and physical health problems.
Bereaved by Suicide Support Group
Lifeline Canberra facilitates a Support Group for those Bereaved by Suicide. This support group provides a forum for emotional support.
Our next support group starts on Tuesday, 13 February 2024.
Each round runs for six meetings on a fortnightly basis from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
The program will accommodate adults over the age of 18 who are between three months and three years bereaved. Central to the program is the provision of a safe and validating environment to enable connections, normalising grief and healthy coping. The cost of the program is a one-off $26 donation to Lifeline Canberra.
“I attended the Bereaved by Suicide Support Group with low expectations, however, walked away with an amazing friendship group, loads of tools, and importantly learnt to feel compassion for myself. If you’re considering attending but don’t think it’s for you, take a small step – that step will be a leap in the right direction.” Leesa
We encourage community members bereaved by suicide who may be interested in joining to contact us for more information.
Mental health affects how we think, feel and act. If you struggle with mental health issues, you may find it difficult to manage your emotions, handle stress, relate to others or simply make choices.
When things are not going well for you or someone you know, it is important to remember that you are not alone and there are people and services that can give you the help, support and assistance you may need.