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Support after suicide

Support after suicide

If someone you know has died by suicide or you are supporting someone who has lost a person they care about to suicide, you might want support.

Losing someone to suicide can be a life-changing event.

The sudden and unexpected nature of a death can leave people with feelings of shock, confusion, anger and guilt. Specialised support after losing someone to suicide is an important step forward.

StandBy Support After Suicide
A service dedicated to supporting anyone impacted by suicide. StandBy offers free face-to-face and 24/7 crisis telephone support. It can support you for up to two years. StandBy also provides practical resources on their website.
Survivors of Suicide and Bereavement Support Association (SOSBSA)
Support groups, education and peer support in a safe environment for people affected by suicide, including a Brisbane Support Group.
headspace in Schools
A program that assists Australian school communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from the death of a student by suicide. Your school community can access helpful resources and tools.
What to expect when accessing services to support you after suicide

Suicide impacts people in different ways.

You may experience a range of overwhelming and confusing emotions which is why it’s important to have multiple supports around you and to access support whenever you feel you may need it.

The impact of losing someone to suicide can happen at any time, sometimes many years after the loss.

‘Postvention’ services support people who have lost someone to suicide. This may be helpful when searching for a service in your area.

If you are unable to access a service that focuses on suicide bereavement, general grief and bereavement support services could also help you.

You can find details of counsellors and psychologists in your local area on the healthdirect website.

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