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Suicide Awareness Evening in West Auckland

Who can we get support from during difficult times?

An evening where you will hear from someone who has lost loved ones to suicide and what they did to ensure both they and other families receive support in the future. Be part of a talk about…

  • How to start the conversation
  • What questions can we ask

Presenter – Mark Wilson (Solace Support Group): Mark is a member of Solace Support Group – a peer support group for those who’ve lost a loved one to suicide. Solace meets monthly and provides support to the suicide bereaved. Mark lost his wife to suicide 9 years ago and often shares his experience of living with loss. Mark believes that greater understanding in the community of the impact of suicide on those left behind helps in healing.

Date:      Monday July 13th 2015
Time:     7pm — 9pm
Venue:   Whanau Ora House, Corner of Catherine and Edsel Streets, Henderson, Auckland
To RSVP contact Johnny Siaosi: johnny.siaosi@waitematadhb.govt.nz
Or phone WALSH Trust: (09) 837 5240

Grief Centre

The Grief Centre runs a variety of support groups, looking at different aspects of loss and grief each week. There are two groups starting in September. Suicide Prevention Day is this month, so the second group is particularly relevant.

Bereavement Support Group (Henderson): A support group for those who have experienced a bereavement sometime in the last few years. This is an opportunity to meet with others who may have been through similar experiences. This group will run for eight weeks and is facilitated by qualified and experienced counsellors. Each week they look at different aspects of the grief and loss experience, giving you the opportunity to talk about your loss, and reflect on the changes this has brought to your life. With this may come new understanding of what has happened and ways to adjust to this loss.

The group in Henderson will be held on Tuesdays 7-9pm, starting 16 September.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group (Central Auckland): This support group is for people who have had a family member or close friend die by suicide. It is an opportunity to connect with others who have experienced loss by suicide and to also benefit from the support and experience of two professional and experienced counsellors who will facilitate the group. There will be a structure which supports people to explore their loss in a safe environment as well as the opportunity to share their experiences with others. Each session will offer valuable information and discussion points as well as open conversation.

The group will be facilitated by qualified and experienced counsellors and will run for eight weeks on Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm starting on 17 September.

Registrations are essential for both groups. Please contact The Grief Centre on 418 1457 or email info@griefcentre.org.nz for information about this group and others due to start soon around Auckland.

Managing Grief at Holiday Times Workshops 15 and 21 Nov 2012

Managing Grief at Holiday Times

The Grief Centre is pleased to again present two seminars for bereaved people and those who support them.

  • Thursday 15 November, 2012, 7-9 pm at The Grief Centre counselling room, 214 Universal Drive, Henderson (venue may change depending on numbers—registration essential)
  • Wednesday 21st November, 2012, 7-9 pm at The Grief Centre, 92 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead.

For bereaved people, Christmas, holidays, and anniversaries can be a painful time and often approached with dread. They may be times of intense loneliness, sadness, and overwhelming emptiness. This seminar will give you the opportunity to meet and talk with others who may be experiencing similar feelings, as well as gaining some more practical suggestions on ways to get through this difficult time. We hope this seminar will be useful for those who have experienced a loss, as well as those in the community who may work or support people affected by grief and loss.

The workshop will be facilitated by Carol Blair, Manager of The Grief Centre and social worker by profession.

The workshop will finish with time for a cup of tea and the chance to talk with others.

Registration essential—space is limited particularly at Henderson. Please phone 09 4181457 or email info@griefcentre.org.nz

Youth Week Festival Calls for Stall Holders

On Saturday May 26th as part of the Youth Week Festival in Corbans Arts Centre (Henderson), there is an opportunity for organisations to promote their organisation, provide advice and information and to generally interact with youth.

If you are interested in having a stall at the event, please contact Peter Matvos for more information peter.matvos@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or (09) 301 0101.

See these links to the event http://suss-it.com/extravaganza.php and http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/OurAuckland/Events/Pages/westyouthweek2012.aspx for your information

Art Tutor Wanted

Te Ata is looking for someone who has artistic flare and a bubbly, fun personality to run a small workshop on Monday afternoons in Henderson.

The members of Te Ata who have their heart set on an art program that no longer has a tutor would greatly appreciate your input.

If you have any questions contact:

  • Cooper Watkins, Coordinator, West Auckland Mental Health Support Trust – Te Ata
  • Email: te-ata@xtra.co.nz
  • PO Box 21 553, Henderson, Waitakere City 0650
  • H2 & H3, 52 Keeling Rd, Henderson, Waitakere 0612
  • Ph : (09) 837 0671 Cel: 021 950 899 Fax: (09) 837 0674