Mental Health & Addictions Service
Waves Suicide Bereavement Programme
- Programme Areas
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support
- Age Groups
Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP
Contact your local Able Minds branch to find out when the next scheduled group is to be held. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Able Minds runs the Skylight Waves Suicide Bereavement Programme at various times throughout the year. Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults 18+ years old who have been bereaved by suicide.
The programme combines learning about suicide and bereavement with group discussion and support. The group is facilitated by trained facilitators and supports members to:
- meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide.
- provide a safe, supportive environment to explore aspects of their grief and reduce isolation and stigma associated with bereavement by suicide.
- gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others (including children and young people) after a suicide.
- adjust to living with loss and moving forward
You must commit to the full 8 weeks of the programme.
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This page was last updated at 12:49PM on May 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Able Minds.