Lifeline’s Northern Rivers’ centre will be offering a Support After Suicide group in Lismore from late September to mid-December this year. They are encouraging people of adult age who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through suicide to contact Lifeline’s Lismore office if they are interested in being part of such a group. Anybody interested in joining will have an opportunity to discuss their situation and get more information about the group during an individual conversation with the group facilitator before the start of the program.
The aim of the group is to help people bereaved by suicide to work through their grief, to manage their emotions and to better cope with everyday life by sharing, listening and giving mutual support in an understanding, safe and confidential environment. Complex feelings that may emerge following the sudden and traumatic suicide of someone close to you can include 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 group will be led by a trained facilitator with significant experience in working with groups of this kind, additionally the group will also be supported by another trained counsellor. The group will meet on Saturday mornings at Lifeline’s Conway St. Counselling Centre in Lismore.
These workshops have received financial support from Lismore City Council’s Community Grants Program.
For further information call Jan Fedley on 6622 4133 or email [email protected]