Suicide Bereavement Group
Lifeline Tasmania operates a Suicide Bereavement Group for anyone who has experienced the loss of someone through suicide.
The group meets every first and third Tuesday of the month, between 5:30pm and 7:30pm and its principal aim is to help people deal with the wide range of emotions that emerge following the loss of someone through suicide.
Participation is free but we recommend that anyone interested in joining the group, first make contact with one of our Group Facilitators to ensure that this is the best approach for them.
For more information about our Suicide Bereavement Group, contact Lifeline Tasmania on 0491 445 552 or by email to [email protected]
A flyer containing additional information on the Suicide Bereavement Group can also be downloaded by clicking here.
No two people grieve or deal with loss in the exact same way, so discovering what helps and comforts you is an important part of the grieving process.
- Activities which may help and comfort you include:
- Talking to family and friends who are willing to listen.
- Lighting a candle of remembrance, listening to your favourite music, meditating or writing about your loved one.
- Engaging in outdoor activities, like bushwalking.
- Meeting with other people who understand what you’re going through based on their own personal experience of loss.
It especially important that you give yourself time and space to grieve. There is no prescribed time for how long this process should take, but the feeling of being stuck forever in grief will begin to ease.
Members of our Suicide Bereavement Group have told us that in time, the rawness of their loss began to turn into memories of happier times with their loved ones.