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Waves Suicide Bereavement Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support



Age Groups

Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Contact Able Invercargill to find out when the next scheduled group is to be held.


Able Invercargill 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.

Contact Details

34 Prince Albert Road, Saint Kilda, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

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46 Kelvin Street, Invercargill


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28 Ashworth Street, Alexandra

Central Lakes

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26 Ribble Street, Oamaru


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This page was last updated at 9:57AM on December 2, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Able - Southern Family Support.