There are a number of local support groups for people who are bereaved.
West Australian Young Widow Support Group
This group is for anyone who identifies with being a young widow or widower who is living in West Australia and has experienced the death of a partner.
The purpose of this support group is to provide a safe space where widowed people can connect in an online group and support each other through the challenges of grief.
Face to face peer support catch-ups are also organised that group members have the opportunity to attend. The group themes are of kindness, understanding and compassion which combined can bring a sense of strength to group members. In addition to intense grief, there are many new life challenges that widowhood brings. The group connection can assist widowed people by reducing the feelings of isolation in grief by connecting with other widowed peers. This can make such a difference to the widowhood journey. The group offers a respectful, empathetic and supportive space where thoughts and experiences can be shared without the fear of judgement.
For further information on this group please contact Michelle – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standby Support After Suicide
The StandBy program is focused on supporting anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide at any stage in their life, including:
- First Responders
- Service Providers
StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual.
The program offers coordinated evidence-based support and resources (including connections to local services and groups) that is individualised for each person’s unique circumstance. This support is continued for up to two years to ensure those that engage with StandBy are not alone and receive ongoing support.
For more information
- email the South West Standby Support After Suicide team
- ring 1300 724 247
- visit their website – https://standbysupport.com.au
LionHeart Camp for Kids
Lionheart Camp for Kids provides a safe, fun-filled space for both children and their families to explore and understand their grief. Their bereavement services also extend to online support programs, mentoring, community events and educational resources.
- Website: https://lionheartcampforkids.com.au
- Phone: 0481 199 758