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HORIZONS SUICIDE LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS

We warmly invite you to our safe space to find and offer hope and make connections with others who understand grief after loss to suicide. An informal space where people with lived experience can offer a beacon of light, hope and comfort to those more recently bereaved. This can make an incredible difference to the givers and the receivers and can help people know that they are not alone. Suitable for age 18+.

 

The Papamoa Horizons Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at Papamoa Family Services, 35e Hartford Avenue, Papamoa from 10am - 11:30am. The Tauranga Horizons Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at Grief Support Services, 147 Chadwick Road, Greerton, from 6pm - 7.30pm.

Upcoming dates for Papamoa Horizons: 14 February, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 11 July

Upcoming dates for Tauranga Horizons: 21 February, 21 March, 18 April, 16 May, 20 June, 18 July

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Call our Suicide Bereavement Support Coordinator, Amy Colonna, for more details on 021 0903 9568 or email below.

Come and have a cup of tea /coffee and take the opportunity to: 

  • Talk with other people who have been bereaved by suicide.

  • Offer a beacon of light, hope and comfort to those more recently bereaved.

  • Share and speak freely. 

  • Bring some understanding to individual experiences of grief.

  • Bring forth expectations that we and others may have that are not helpful in our grief, and how to manage these.

  • Acknowledge and share what is helpful.

  • Remember your loved one and talk about ways you might like them to continue in your life.

  • Talk about grieving in your own unique way.

  • Share ways of managing traumatic responses.

  • Talk about other things you’d like to that are relevant to losing your loved one to suicide.

  • Article from BOP Times "Survivors coping with the aftermath of suicide" Click here to read.

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"We talk about them not because we are stuck or because we haven't moved on, but we talk about them because we are theirs, and they are ours, and no passage of time will ever change that."

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Katikati/Waihi Beach Riverlight Support Group

The support group meets the first Saturday of each month from 9:30am to 11:30am. Please phone or text Karin for details on 021 103 7404 or use the link below to email. 

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