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SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

We offer individual and family/whanau counselling for anyone affected by a loss to suicide or impacted by someone's suicidal behaviour. Our services relating to Suicide Bereavement Support are fully funded by the DHB. If you would like to find out how we can help or to make an appointment to see a counsellor, please fill out the counselling referral form through the link below or call 07 578 4480 during office hours. We will call you back within the next 24 hours (M-F).

Our No Cost Support Options

Along with counselling, we offer the options listed below within the Western Bay of Plenty.

For further details, click on the links or contact our Suicide Bereavement Support Coordinators.

Amy Colonna, 021 090 39 538, amy@griefsupport.org.nz

Jeanette Jones, 021 754 480, jeanette@griefsupport.org.nz

Suicide Bereavement Support Groups

Please join us in this safe space to share, find support and explore new ways to heal after the loss of someone to suicide, either recent or past.

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WAVES After Suicide Support

WAVES is an 8-week grief education group that aims to support adults bereaved by suicide in their understanding and management of grief and development of resilience.

Suicide Loss Support Peers

Inviting people who have lived, experienced suicide, bereavement to provide time as a volunteer to support another person who is recently bereaved. 

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Riverlight Suicide Loss Support & Groups

Katikati/Waihi Beach - The support group meets the first Saturday of each month.

Training & Information

We offer community, workplace and organisation training and information regarding loss to suicide and post suicide information. We have a helpful booklet titled "After Suicide: Supporting Children & Young People". See link below to download or contact our office on 07 578 4480 or through our general enquiries form for printed copies.

Annual Memorial Service

We organise an annual Bereaved by Suicide Memorial Service which is held in September.

Details for 2022 will be published closer to the event date.