Are you affected by the suicide of someone you know?

WAVES is an 8 week grief education programme for people bereaved by suicide 

This grief education programme is recommended for adults 18+ who have been affected by the suicide of someone they know. 

The group process supports members to:
  • Meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide
  • Process and manage thoughts and feeling around what has happened
  • Find meaning in their experiences
  • Discuss the nature of suicide
  • Gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others after a suicide, including children and young people.
  • Adjust to living with loss and move forwards


The group is facilitated by two trained facilitators and it runs over 8 weeks.

Need further information or to register for this programme? See contact details for your nearest group below. 

Cost:Koha/Donation

Upcoming 2017 groups are being held in

 

AUCKLAND

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Lila Vaganar 09 390 1453 | sarsfield@delamoresupport.co.nz
Lynda Delamore 09 390 1453 | sarsfield@delamoresupport.co.nz

AUCKLAND NORTH SHORE

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
John Snape 09 4770 653 | john.snape@equip.net.nz or Amanda Christian 027 2843 012 | amandachristianz@gmail.com 

CHRISTCHURCH

Group 1 starts Wed 8 Feb 2017
Group 2 TBC for May 2017 start
Group 3 TBC for August 2017 start
Group 4 TBC for October 2017 start

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: Jamie Ussher 03 595 2683 or 0800 87 66 82|  waves.sfpb@xtra.co.nz

EASTERN SOUTHLAND

Next group TBC for possible May/June 2017 start

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: Eleanor Ranstead 02108457962 or ele.ranstead@clear.net.nz

HAMILTON

Date TBC for March/April 2017 start

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Ross Woodhouse 027 692 0726 | rwoodhouse@vine.org.nz

HUTT VALLEY

Next group TBC - based on availability of most participants
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Leah Cooper  04 566 5320 | leah.c@teahn.org.nz
Lisa Almand  027 478 9892 | lisa.a@teahn.org.nz

 

INVERCARGILL

Next group TBC
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Public Health South  Andrae Gold 03 211 0900 ext 718 (8am - 5pm)  Andrae.Gold@southerndhb.govt.nz
Or Glenys 03 399 1233 (evenings)
Or text Andrae 027 660 9243 | Glenys 022 045 3697

NELSON

Date TBC for possible May/June 2017 start

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Nelson Bays Primary Health
Karen Winton 03 539 1170

NORTHLAND (Kaitaia)

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Northland Supporting Families Northland branch 0800 789 134

ROTORUA

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: Te Pae Fitzell 0297770599
Email: tfitzell@pikiaorunanga.org.nz

TAUPO

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: Te Pae Fitzell 0297770599
Email: tfitzell@pikiaorunanga.org.nz

TAURANGA / WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY

Next group TBC in early 2017

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Janet Baird 075784480  | support@griefsupport.org.nz
Megan Gamble 075784480 | support@griefsupport.org.nz

TIMARU

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Erin Anderson 03 684 4523 | 0800 732 000

WAINUIOMATA

Next group TBC

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Phoenix Hepi 04 566 8214 

WAIRARAPA

Next group TBC for possible mid-March 2017 start

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Jill Renata 06 3773081 ext 704 | jill@sfwai.org.nz

WELLINGTON

Next group begins Wed 17 May 2017

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Skylight 0800 299 100 | info@skylight.org.nz

WEST COAST

Next group starts June 2017

To register interest in attending or for more information, contact: 
Debbie Cogger 027 478 9892 | debbiecogger@xtra.co.nz

or Annabel Gosset 027 4639 059 | annabelgosset@yahoo.com

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