Resources for grieving after suicide

Grief after suicide – for young people
– a Hope fact sheet providing tips to help young people who are bereaved by suicide

Support After Suicide ‘Men Grieve Too’ newsletter
– a publication of stories and lived experiences from men grieving after suicide


Helpful links


Support After Suicide
– a program offered by Jesuit Social Services to support those bereaved by suicide

Suicide Call Back Service
– a free nationwide service providing 24-hour phone and online counselling to people affected by suicide

SuicideLine Victoria
– a 24-hour telehealth service that offers free professional phone and online counselling for people living in Victoria

StandBy Support After Suicide
– a postvention program dedicated to assisting people and communities bereaved or impacted by suicide

‘Suicide and grief’
– a fact sheet from mental health organisation Beyond Blue

– a national provider of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific postvention support and assistance

‘Grief: How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people might respond to suicide’
– a fact sheet from youth mental health organisation headspace

Support After Suicide Hub (SASH)
– information, resources and an online community forum for LGBTQIA+ people bereaved by suicide

LGBTIQA+ Support After Suicide Bereavement Groups
– a free program through Switchboard Victoria for LGBTIQA+ people who have been bereaved through suicide

Alliance of Hope
– online support, information and resources from an organisation created by survivors for survivors of suicide

WINGS of Hope
– information, advice and guidance for people bereaved and impacted by suicide

Red Chocolate Elephants
– an activity book and DVD resource from WINGS of Hope for children bereaved by suicide

– suicide information and resources from a New Zealand-based support service specialising in grief, loss and trauma



– a national 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention service

Just One Reason
– a mental health toolkit for both men and women

Man Up Man Down
– a book that represents the mental health struggles, journeys and triumphs of 50 brave men

‘Beyond Now’ suicide safety planning app
– an app created by mental health organisation Beyond Blue to support people through suicidal feelings

Roses in the Ocean
– enhancing suicide prevention through lived experience of suicide expertise

– a mental health organisation supporting young people aged 12-25

– a national charity supporting people with complex mental health issues



Let’s Talk About Suicide (JOY Media)

Roses Radio (Roses in the Ocean)

Life After Suicide (ABC News – USA)


* For 24-hour support for those grieving after suicide, call SuicideLine on 1300 651 251 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. Note that Kids Helpline (call 1800 55 1800) also offers 24-hour support for children and young adults aged 5-25.

Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide resources


What is grief?

Suicide and grief

Guilt and the 'Fair Trial'

Coping with grief

Children and grief

Communicating with suicide bereaved children

Special occasions

Responding to trauma

Returning to work

Supporting a person bereaved by suicide



Information and support for parents who have lost a child to suicide
- prepared following a series of meetings with parents bereaved by suicide

'Tell me what happened' - talking with children and young people about suicide
- counsellors and bereaved people provide guidance on talking with children and young people about suicide