Workshops to support people bereaved by suicide

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

What Do I Say, What Do I Do?

Losing someone to suicide can be overwhelming and often isolating. We know that support from family, friends and the wider community is so important in helping those impacted to stay connected, but often people don’t know what to say or do to help.

StandBy – Support After Suicide offers free workshops for people wanting to learn about suicide bereavement and how to support those impacted by a suicide loss.

The workshop provides a safe environment to learn about suicide bereavement that will build their confidence to reach out to those impacted and provides participants with knowledge and practical skills to support those impacted by suicide and is designed to help build capacity in both individuals and the community to respond to suicide and support one another.

Purpose

To increase understanding of suicide bereavement and learn basic support skills

Topics covered

  • Crisis, trauma and grief
  • What makes suicide different from other types of sudden death
  • Beliefs and values
  • Support approaches and best practice
  • Self-care

For every Australian that takes their own life, more than 100 people are impacted. That’s approximately 300,000 Australians impacted each year by suicide. StandBy is Australia’s largest provider of support after suicide, offering free face-to-face or telephone support to anyone bereaved or impacted by suicide. StandBy also provides free education workshops to build capacity within communities to support one another and prevent further suicides.

To find out more about StandBy – Support After Suicide visit www.standbysupport.com.au or www.facebook.com/standbysupportaftersuicide.

To request a workshop please contact:

Sandi Ford

Coordinator

StandBy Central Qld, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast
M: 041865764 E: sford@unitedsynergies.com.au