Support After Suicide assists children, young people and adults bereaved by suicide.
The program provides counselling, support groups and online resources to those bereaved by suicide
We also deliver training to health, welfare and education professionals.
We’ve delivered Support After Suicide throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and New South Wales since 2004.
Support After Suicide provides free individual and family counselling to people bereaved by suicide.
Our experienced counsellors have particular expertise and knowledge around suicide and grief.
By speaking with a counsellor, participants learn how to manage the intense and complex experience of losing a loved one to suicide.
We provide counselling in metropolitan Melbourne (Lalor, Dandenong, Ferntree Gully, Greensborough and the CBD), regional Victoria (Bacchus Marsh and Gippsland), News South Wales (Burwood and surrounding NSW regions of ACT) and in other areas by phone or online.
Support After Suicide runs a number of support groups each year for those recently bereaved.
We also provide specific activities for children, young people, parents, partners, siblings, adult children, men and people who are longer-term bereaved.
When there is a need, we conduct a parent support program for people who find themselves bringing up children following a suicide.
Our support groups offer people bereaved by suicide the opportunity to:
Support After Suicide has a comprehensive range of resources to assist individuals and families bereaved by suicide, including:
Many people working in health, welfare and education come into contact with people who are bereaved by suicide.
Our training empowers professionals in these roles to:
Topics we cover include current bereavement theory, the unique issues in suicide bereavement, trauma, and providing effective care and support to people bereaved by suicide.
Training for health, welfare and education professionals can be arranged across Victoria and is free of charge.
Please contact our program staff directly by mail, phone or email:
PO Box 271 Richmond VIC 3121 | Phone: (03) 9421 7640 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are not able to offer 24 hour crisis support. Crisis numbers are available on the Support After Suicide ebsite.
StandBy is a national suicide postvention service that provides practical support to anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide, at any stage in their life. This includes individuals, families, friends, witnesses, first responders, service providers, groups and communities.
This service is delivered by Jesuit Social Services in North Western, South Eastern, Eastern Melbourne, and Gippsland in Victoria, and is offered free of charge at a time and place that best suits those requesting support.
Support is person centred and available as one-on-one sessions for individuals or group sessions for families, community groups, schools or workplaces. Support can be ongoing for up to 2 years.
To access support please call 1300 727 247 or to enquire about workshops, community postvention planning or event support please contact the site coordinator on the regional email address below:
North Western Melbourne/South Eastern Melbourne
StandBy is an initiative funded by the Australian Government.