There are many resources available to help support someone establishing a support group.
The Skylight Resource and Information Centre offers a wide range of specialist information about the different ways – change, loss, trauma and grief, can affect people. Their services include support packs tailored to specific situations.
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Dotted across the country are a number of volunteer groups supporting people after the loss of a loved one to suicide.
“Ten years on from my own loss, I’m still learning about the suicide experience. It is just interwoven into what you do as a group facilitator,” Mark Wilson says.
Virginia Brooks’ personal experience of losing two family members to suicide has given her an understanding of the emotions people go through following a sudden death and what can help them get through.
When Bronwyn Gray lost her son Liam to suicide, she had nobody to talk to who could understand what she was going through.
Losing her husband to suicide and facing accusations from his family afterwards, left Megan Gamble grieving, hurt and alone.