Supporting Those Bereaved By Suicide

Supporting Those Bereaved By Suicide
Type: Workshop
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Presenter: Jill Fisher
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Social workers, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, psychologists

Workshop Overview:
Supporting those bereaved by Suicide

The issue of suicide continues to raise feelings of fear, doubt and confusion (among other feelings) in our society. Research indicates that people bereaved through suicide are at greater risk of suicide themselves. In contrast to this, many people bereaved through suicide become the greatest advocates for suicide prevention strategies in our community.

This workshop will lead participants through a brief history of how our society has responded to suicide and consider the ways in which this influences how we respond to the needs of those bereaved through suicide today. The notion of effective grief and bereavement support as a suicide prevention strategy will be explored, with strategies offered to re-enforce this idea. The workshop will engage participants in understanding the particular issues and questions that arise for those bereaved through suicide and the ways in which they can be addressed.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe the ways in which our society has historically responded to suicide and the influence of these responses on the suicide bereaved,       
Identify and describe the range of issues, questions and experiences that face the suicide bereaved
Identify effective support strategies for, and resources that can be used by, those bereaved through suicide,
Utilise an understanding of suicide and suicide bereavement to inform effective grief and bereavement support and suicide prevention strategies for the suicide bereaved

The Presenter: Jill Fisher

M.Suic., M.Loss & Grief, B.Soc.Sci., Dip.App.Sci.

Internationally recognised for her work in the areas of suicide prevention, postvention and mental health, Jill Fisher has a special interest in the areas of crisis and traumatic loss & grief. Her media background and professional experience in research and national community development further enhanced her skills in establishing integrated community responses to traumatic events. With active memberships on a number of national and international committees, Jill also serves as a professional advisor and peer reviewer to international journals and research programs.

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Brisbane
Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street

Date: Thursday 4th April, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $395.00

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs. 

No registration refunds will be made after this date.
Karstens Brisbane Level 24 215 Adelaide Street Brisbane City QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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