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WAVES: A Bereaved by Suicide Group programme

Wednesday, November 27, 2019   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: mental wellbeing, suicide, support group, Courses

WAVES is a grief education programme for adults (18 years and older) who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know.

The WAVES Bereaved by Suicide Group allows members to:

  • share their thoughts and feelings around what’s happened;
  • discuss the nature of suicide; and
  • gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others - including children - after a suicide.

The group is facilitated by professional social workers and/or trained facilitators.

The Christchurch WAVES group programme runs over 8 weeks, usually on Wednesday evenings (7 to 9pm). Cost is a koha or donation. Free on-on-one "wrap-around" support is also available from fieldworkers leading up to and during the WAVES course. 

Contact Supporting Families in Mental Illness for more information or to register your interest for the next course (03 366 9284, 0800 87 66 82 or waves.canterbury[at]sfnz.org.nz).