Find a bereaved group in my area

Finding a bereavement group in your area:
Grief, particularly in response to suicide, can be very difficult and overwhelming but there are organisations and programs that have particular knowledge and experience in providing resources, support and counselling to children, young people and adults who are bereaved by suicide.

We ado not offer crisis support. Please call 000 in an emergency or visit our Urgent Help page. If you are having suicidal thoughts, please seek immediate assistance by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Bereavement Groups – Australia wide
Click here for a comprehensive list of bereavement groups around Australia from Support After Suicide

Click here for a comprehensive list of bereavement groups in each state from Postvention Australia

Click here to find a bereavement group at Lifeline 

Restoring the Heartbeat of Hope

Location Lower North Shore | Please Contact Diana Sands PhD, Clinical Member PACFA and CA
Summary Sometimes when experiencing intense grief it can feel as if your heart falters and struggles to beat. In the group we will navigate the labyrinth of grief, creating a safe haven of connection, comfort and hope, with others experiencing this profound loss. The group program based on the ‘Walking in the Shoes Model’ will support participants through story-telling and creativity in strengthening and healing relationship with their loved one, in meaningful ways that nurture and promote growth. Together we will draw on a well of possibilities to soothe wounded hearts and restore the heartbeat of hope.
Facilitator Dr. Diana Sands has for over two decades, provided family counselling and group programs for adults, adolescents and children. Diana lectures on Loss and Grief, Suicide Prevention, Postvention and Intervention, and has presented workshops and seminars in Australia and overseas based on her research in suicide grief and the ‘Tripartite Walking in the Shoes Model of Suicide Bereavement’ (Sands, 2008, 2009).
StandBy – Support After Suicide
Summary StandBy – Support after Suicide is a program of United Synergies, established in 2002 to meet the need for a coordinated community response to suicide. StandBy is now recognised as Australia’s leading suicide postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities impacted by suicide. Stand By receives government funding to deliver a range of services and support.
Call Call our National office during Queensland business hours.
Phone 0429 147 491

Jesuit Social Services

Summary Support After Suicide assists children, young people and adults bereaved by suicide. We’ve delivered Support After Suicide throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria since 2004.
Address PO Box 271 Richmond VIC 3121
Phone  (03) 9421 7640
Please email us at if you need further assistance finding support in your area or if you would like to register your support group here.
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