Support groups

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ACT

Canberra

(02) 6282 6658 / ourcanberra_cass@yahoo.com
Regular self-help group organised by people who have experienced the suicide of someone close to them. Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place.

NSW

Balgowlah

(02) 9949 5522
First Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Lifeline Balgowlah Centre. 

Belmont 

(02) 4940 2005 
Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm. 

Central Coast

(02) 4323 6105
Eight-week structured closed group, running four times a year in the evenings.

Cessnock

Contact: Samantha Tama, (02) 4940 2005 / 0419 432 066 / survivorsofsuicidecessnock@gmail.com
First Tuesday of the month, 7pm. Real Life Church, Cnr Cooper and Charlton Streets.

Chatswood

Contact: Dr. Diana Sands, (02) 9419 8695 / 0414 721 653 / dianasands@bereavedbysuicide.com.au
Fortnightly in the evening for between 10 and 14 sessions (including two Saturdays.) Run by The Salvation Army, Wings of Hope project.

Coffs Harbour - Lifeline NSW

Suicide Bereavement Support Group
Contact: Simone Harris - 0422758162 / (02) 6651-4093
suicidebereavement.coffs@lifeline.org.au
(Day group) 1st Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm
(Evening group) 3rd Tuesday of the month 6-8pm
Please call to register your interest

 

(02) 6882 9222 / info@nalag.org.au Contact for group meeting times. 


Gordon

Contact: Ceiny Maybury, (02) 9498 8805 / admin@lifelineh2h.com
Second Thursday of every month at 7pm. Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Centre, 4 Park Avenue, Gordon.

Macarthur

Contact: Jackie Moore, (02) 4645 7208 / 0413 286 496
Contact for group meeting times. 

Maitland

(02) 4940 2005 / 0407 001 525
Fourth Thursday of the month, 7pm.

Nelson Bay

(02) 4940 2005
Third Monday of the month at 7pm.

Newcastle

(02) 4940 2000 
First Wednesday of the month, 7pm. Wesley Mission, 15 Denison Street, Newcastle West.

Narrabeen

(02) 9949 5522
Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The Tramshed, Narrabeen.

Penrith

Contact: Janine Schramm, 0402 627 696 / 0413 580 710 / thesecretary@supportaftersuicide.com.au
Second Wednesday of the month. 

Port Macquarie

Contact: Lee-Ann Foord, (02) 6581 2800 / lifematters@lifelinemidcoast.org.au
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6pm.

Richmond

Contact: Janine Schramm, 0402 627 696 / 0413 580 710 / thesecretary@supportaftersuicide.com.au
Last Wednesday of the month. 

Smeaton Grange (near Narellan)

Contact: Margaret, (02) 4645 7200 / appleby@westnet.com.au
Contact for group meeting times. 

Sutherland

Contact: Alison Mackay, (02) 9545 0299 / 0412 522 140 / admin@scw.org.au
Third Tuesday of the month, 7pm.

Tighes Hill

(02) 4961 5355
First Tuesday of the month, 6pm. Lifeline Building, 24A Bryant Street.

Wagga Wagga

Contact: Nola, (02) 6922 4438 / (02) 6921 4470 
Even months: Second Friday at 12 noon. Odd months: Second Wednesday at 6pm. Wagga RSL Club.

Wyoming

Contact: Lesley, (02) 4323 6105 / ceocc@centralcoastnsw.lifeline.org.au 
Eight-week course on Thursdays, 7pm. 15 Cary Street.


QLD

Annerley

Contact: Cherrie Cran, 1300 767 022 / secretary@sosbsa.org.au
Fortnightly on Fridays, 7.30pm. DrugArm Auditorium, 473 Annerley Road. 

Brisbane

Contact: Lyndall Stafford, (07) 3624 2400 / enquiries@uccommunity.org.au 
A number of groups are active, providing information about suicide, guidance, support and contact with others who have experienced a similar loss. 

Broadbeach

(07) 5579 6000
First Friday of the month. 2791 Gold Coast Road.

Bundaberg

Contact: Peter, (07) 4155 1015 / secretary@sosbsa.org.au
Second Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Run in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends, Neighbourhood Centre, 111 Targo Street.

Cairns

Contact: Fran, (07) 4045 2955 / 0407 695 891 / secretary@sosbsa.org.au
Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm. Cairns Red Cross, Douglas House, 198 Grafton Street.

Chermside

Contact: Lyndall Stafford, (07) 3624 2400 / enquiries@uccommunity.org.au  
Eight-week, daytime closed therapeutic group.

Currimundi/Caloundra

Contact: Jeanine or Ron, (07) 5491 7452 / jfisher@unitedsynergies.com.au
First Monday of the month at 10am. 42 Croydon Avenue.

Fortitude Valley

Contact: Lyndall Stafford, (07) 3624 2400 / enquiries@uccommunity.org.au   
Eight-week, night-time closed therapeutic group.

Gladstone

Contact: Michaelle, 0413 121 512 / gladstone@sosbsa.org.au
Second Thursday of the month, 10am. Gladstone Neighbourhood Centre, 105 Toolooa Street.

Gympie

0438 895 586
Last Monday of the month, 5:15pm. 10 Channon Street.

Hervey Bay

Contact: Olwen, (07) 4325 4092 / 0401 311 468. 
Please contact for meeting details.

Lawnton

Contact: Connie or Linda, (07) 3139 5916 / (07) 3624 2405 / connie_tunney@health.qld.gov.au
Fortnightly on Thursday at 7:30pm. Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre, 730 Gympie Road.

Mackay

Contact: Renee Martin or Kim Brett, 0412 448 805 / 0430 186 149 / secretary@sosbsa.org.au
Second Saturday of the month at 2pm. Gordon White Library Meeting Room, 54 Phillip Street, Mt Pleasant. Mackay.

Maroochydore

Contact: Linda Neville, (07) 5479 0394 / headhigh@sunnykids.org.au
Last Thursday of the month at 4:30pm. Run by young people for young people. Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, Fifth Avenue.

New Farm Peer Support Group

Contact: Lyndall Stafford, (07) 3624 2400 / enquiries@uccommunity.org.au 
First Thursday of the month, 6pm.

Springfield

Contact: Marie France,  0410 528 701  marie_france36@hotmail.com 
Fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7pm. 

Townsville

Contact: Wendy Saegar, (07) 4447 7194 / (07) 4721 0151
Monday nights, fortnightly. 

SA

Adelaide

(08) 8332 8240 / support@bts.org.au
Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm. Uniting Care Wesley, 10 Pitt Street.

Hallett Cove

(08) 8322 6469

Kent Town

(08) 8332 3373
Third Wednesday of the month, 1pm. Enfield Uniting Care, corner of Main North Road and Park Street.

Kent Town

(08) 8332 3374
Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm. Adelaide Central Mission, 10 Pitt Street. 

Port Noarlunga

Contact: John Lambert, (08) 8326 4416

Port Pirie

Contact: Margaret or Bernadette, (08) 8636 2535 / (08) 8632 1485 / margaretzitnen@dodo.com.au 
Third Wednesday of the month, 7pm. 

Victor Harbour

(08) 8552 6522
First Friday of the month, 7pm. CWA Hall, corner of Crozier and Hindmarsh Road. 

VIC

Victoria wide

(03) 9888 4944 / 1800 641 091 / support@compassionatefriendsvictoria.org.au
For those who have lost a child to suicide.

Berwick

Contact: Bronwyn Owen or Brad Desmond, (03) 9705 3200 / bronwyn.owen@windermere.org.au
Second Wednesday of the month, 6pm. Windermere's Berwick Biala, 26 Parkhill Drive. 

Box Hill

Contact: Jan or Danny, (03) 9877 0781 / (03) 9840 2965. 
Fourth Thursday of the month. Box Hill RSL, 26 Nelson Road, Box Hill.

Cranbourne

Contact: Julie Bendall, 0400 667 311 / jbendall2@bigpond.com
First and third Tuesdays of the month, 7pm. Life Central building, 9/50 Station Street.

Geelong

(03) 5226 7269 / (03) 5222 4101 / hope@bereavement.org.au
Third Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm.

Glen Waverley

(03) 9888 4944 /1800 641 091
First Monday evening of the month at 8pm. Glen Waverley Community Centre, 700 Waverley Road. For those who have lost a child to suicide.

Hampton East

(03) 9553 1000 / (03) 9587 5959
First and third Wednesdays of the month at 7:30pm. Castlefield Community Centre, Cnr Bluff and South Roads.

Richmond

Contact:  Louise Flynn, (03) 9421 7640 / aftersuicide@jss.org.au
Eight-week support group, third Wednesday evening of the month. Morning coffee once a month. 326 Church Street. Counselling also available in Lalor, Dandenong, Ferntree Gully and the CBD.

WA


Northam

(08) 9622 5539

Perth Metro

(08) 9266 1029 / (08) 9263 2150 / arbor@anglicarewa.org.au
Monthly day and evening groups available.