Suicide Bereavement Groups
Losing someone through suicide is hard – and we are here to help.
Lifeline Tasmania, in partnership with Albie House, host monthly (excluding January) support groups for those who have been bereaved by suicide.
Suicide loss deeply impacts individuals, families and entire communities. There is no right or wrong way for you to feel or grieve, but connecting with others who have experienced their own loss will give you the skills to help you cope with each new day.
Our Suicide Bereavement Groups are a FREE service for all adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
Who can join?
For all adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
Coordinated Groups that provide crucial support, connection, and information following a loss.
Our groups operate in the north, north-west and south of Tasmania.
Our Suicide Bereavement Groups are a FREE service.
How soon can I attend?
Some people find it helpful to talk to others soon after their loss, while others may not be ready to join a group for months or years. Please contact us to discuss when might be the right time for you. It is important that you only attend when you feel ready.
What happens in the meetings?
All of our groups are facilitated by highly qualified people with lived experience under professional supervision by Lifeline Tasmania. Our groups provide you with the opportunity to connect with others in a safe space and learn from each others experiences. You do not have to share, but may do so if and when you feel ready.
How do I join?
Our Suicide Bereavement Groups are a FREE service to those who have been bereaved by suicide.
Contact us for us to connect you to a group in your area.
Who can attend?
Our groups are recommended for adults. If you have children please talk with us about age-appropriate support services that would benefit them most.
How many people are in a group?
Our groups have a maximum of ten (10) people with two (2) facilitators per group.
How long do I need to attend?
No two people grieve or deal with loss in the same way. Discovering what helps and comforts you is an important part of the journey. Our groups are available to you for as long as you need; there is no minimum or maximum amount of groups you can attend.
How long have you been a group facilitator?
What do you like about it? I like that people trust us to hold their space with confidence, and that people have felt heard.