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Supporting Children Affected by Suicide Loss

Updated: May 13

Grief Support Services is proud to announce two enlightening workshops aimed at professionals and parents to better support children affected by suicide. Hosted by renowned speaker Dr. Shelley Brunskill-Matson, these sessions promise invaluable insights and practical strategies drawn from over 20 years of experience in suicide postvention and support.


Event Details: Supporting Children Affected by Suicide: Insights from Bereaved Children

  • Audience: Parents and caregivers of suicide-bereaved children.

  • Date and Time: Thursday, June 13th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

  • Location: WBOP RTLB Service, 238 Chadwick Road (Corner Cameron and Chadwick Roads), Greerton.

  • Tickets: Free registration here at Humanitix


Session Objectives

  • Comprehend the significance of care and support from the perspective of a suicide-bereaved child.

  • Identify practical ways to support children to foster feelings of care and support.

  • Find solace and support in the shared experiences of fellow parents and caregivers.



Event Details: Mattering-reinforcing Care: A New Approach to Supporting Children Affected by Suicide.

  • Audience: Professionals including principals, teachers, counsellors, and other caring practitioners.

  • Date and Time: Friday, June 14th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

  • Location: WBOP RTLB Service, 238 Chadwick Road (Corner Cameron and Chadwick Roads), Greerton

  • Tickets: Free registration here at Humanitix


Session Objectives

  • Understand the principles of mattering-reinforcing care and its significance to children.

  • Identify practical applications of mattering-reinforcing care in professional environments.

  • Gain confidence in providing caring and supportive environments for suicide-bereaved children.

Both sessions are free of charge, but space is limited, so please register in advance. It is advisable to secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

Dr. Shelley Brunskill-Matson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to these workshops, ensuring attendees leave equipped with actionable insights to make a positive difference in the lives of suicide-bereaved children.

Grief Support Services provides compassionate support and resources to individuals and families navigating the complexities of grief, loss, and suicide bereavement.

For more information about Dr. Shelley Brunskill-Matson, please visit

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