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Guiding Their Way Back Support Group program

When a person attempts suicide, it can be incredibly distressing and leave many people with all sorts of questions. The Guiding Their Way Back Support Groups provide carers with the skills and resources needed to respond following a suicide attempt, including an opportunity to access support, learn about others’ experiences, increase understanding of suicide and learn practical tips on how to support someone.

The Guiding Their Way Back Support Group program is now available in the Newcastle region through Relationships Australia NSW.

The next Support Group program will commence:

  • Thursdays 31 August - 21 September, 5:00 - 7:00pm (four-week program)

If you wish to participate in the Support Group program, we encourage you to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Information Session: Thursday 3 August, 5:00 - 7:00pm
  • Information Session: Thursday 17 August, 5:00 - 7:00pm

For more information and to register your interest in attending any of the above sessions, please call (02) 4940 1500.

The support groups consist of a FREE information session, followed by a FREE four-week education and support group, held weekly for two hours per session. The groups provide information and support for people who care for someone recovering from a recent suicide attempt (within the last three months). This could be a child, partner, family member, friend or colleague.

What topics will be covered in the support groups?

  • Information about suicide, suicide attempts and how this can affect the support person
  • Practical tips on supporting someone after a suicide attempt, including how to talk to the person about what they are going through and how to provide practical and emotional support
  • Self-care and wellbeing of the carer
  • Where and how to access support services, for both the support person and the person who has attempted suicide
  • The support groups also offer the opportunity for people to build friendships and support networks with other people who are going through a similar experience. 

Guiding Their Way Back Support Group information flyer

Information flyer

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Starts

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:00pm

Ends

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Venue
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(02) 4940 1500,

NSW 2292

Notes

For more information, and to register your interest in attending, please call (02) 4940 1500.

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