Postvention Australia Live Webinar “The value of peer support in Postvention”

Wednesday 24th February 2021 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm

This webinar episode acknowledges the value of lived experience and peers in post-suicide support. First-hand knowledge, understanding of bereavement & healing journey are vital in supporting those impacted by suicide, whilst also instilling a sense of purpose for the peer workers themselves. The session includes:

  • Jill Chapman, Co-Founder, MOSH (Minimisation of Suicide Harm), will present on the suicide bereavement support groups she ran, after losing her son, Michael, to suicide. 
  • Louise Flynn, Manager, Support After Suicide Jesuit Social Services, will run an informative session aimed at those bereaved by suicide who wish to start their own support groups. 
  • Panel discussion between speakers Louise, Jill and a peer support group attendee, on their experiences in facilitating and attending peer support groups. 
  • Q&A session.

Registration: Free
Event website: http://webinars.postventionaustralia.org
Aim: To help reduce stigma surrounding suicide and improve community awareness & understanding of the bereavement experience

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Salvation Army Care Line     1300 36 36 22

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