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Lifeline Northern Rivers offering a new a support group for adults who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide.

The group aims to help people bereaved by suicide to work through their grief, to manage emotions and to better cope with everyday life by sharing, listening and giving mutual support in an understanding, safe and confidential environment.

A Lifeline spokesperson says complex feelings may emerge following the sudden and traumatic suicide of someone close to you can including sadness, guilt, fear, relief, confusion, rejection and isolation.

‘It is often felt that only someone who has gone through a similar experience can fully understand the depth of emotions felt by family and friends,’ the spokesperson said.

‘The group is open to anybody who has experienced loss through suicide but, as this will be a closed group, potential attendees will meet with a facilitator beforehand to answer any questions they might have about the group and to determine if the group experience is likely to be helpful for them.’

The group will be led by two trained counsellors with significant previous experience working in therapeutic environments. It will meet for eight sessions between late September and December. Participation in the group is free of charge.

The workshops have received significant financial support from the Lismore City Council through their Community Grants program.

To register your interest in being part of this group, you can email [email protected] or call on 66224133

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