Support After Suicide
On Wednesday 8 June Dr Rob Gordon will speak on Grief, Trauma and Suicide
Rob is an informative and empathic speaker and so his talks at Support After Suicide are very well attended.
Click on the link for more info.
We'll be recording the talk and we'll let you know when it's available for you to listen to.
We heard today that we have another year's funding
Along with other programs funded under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy we have another year's funding - to June 2015.
We'd like to be more secure than that - but we're really pleased with this.
We can continue supporting people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Here's the latest edition of our newsletter, Day by Day.
It has some very interesting articles and links to new resources.
Here's the link:http://eepurl.com/IJupr
Here is a link to the photos from yesterday's walk in Melbourne to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.
Over 550 people walked together - it was a very good day - a good atmosphere together and we were blessed with great weather.
(One disappointment was the poor sound system - we're sorry about this and we have plans in place already to make sure things go better next year.)
Here are the photos: PHOTOS
The next edition of the newsletter is now available - online or PDF versions.
The newsletter has articles about some of our latest activities with young people and info about some approaching events and activities.
There's also news from the writing project, Thank you for listening, and a poem.
Click on the LINK or open the attached PDF.
Losing a Parent As An Adult
If you were an adult when your parent suicided, you may feel that your grief is different to adults mourning the loss of a parent by other causes.
Counsellors at Support After Suicide have certainly been getting this message from clients of this service. As a result we are considering holding an evening for adults bereaved by the suicide of a parent and are looking for expressions of interest. If you would be interested in coming along to a discussion evening…
Ben is a finalist in a pizza competition. The sale of each one of the pizzas he created means 50c to Support After Suicide.
If you're in Fitzroy or Windsor and feel like a pizza then think about going to one of these places. We are Ben's nominated charity and for every pizza sold before 26 August, 50c is donated to Support After Suicide.
Info about the pizza he created is attached. To enjoy the pizza go to Bimbo Deluxe on the corner of Brunswick and Rose Sts Fitzroy or Lucky Coq on the corner of Chapel and High Sts Windsor.
The team at Support After Suicide will be there for lunch on Wednesday 21 August - we'll be…
Support After Suicide is holding a Brother and Sister discussion evening on Wednesday 1st May from 6.30pm to 8pm.
Losing a brother or sister to suicide present unique issues for the sibling left behind. This is an evening when brothers and sisters can talk about them. If you are interested in attending our Brothers and Sisters evening, please call Support After Suicide on 9421 7640.
The LIFE Awards winners will be announced at the 2013 National Suicide Prevention Conference welcome reception on Wednesday 24 July. The LIFE Awards are a celebration of the outstanding work done within the Australian suicide prevention sector. This year’s award ceremony will feature comedian Tommy Little and performers from the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus.
About the LiFE Awards:
The LIFE Awards winners will be announced at the 2013 National Suicide Prevention Conference welcome reception on Wednesday 24 July. The LIFE Awards are a celebration of the outstanding work done within the Australian suicide prevention sector. This year's award ceremony will feature comedian Tommy Little and performers from the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus.
For more information on the conference please to go http://suicidepreventionaust.org/conferences/.