Surviving Suicide

Surviving Suicide bereavement group

“Helping you to reach a state of health where you are free from limitations and able to go out and achieve your life purpose.”
- Michelle Hookham

Surviving Suicide aims to provide a safe and therapeutic support group for people whose lives have been impacted by suicide or are bereaved by suicide.

To lose a loved one prematurely through their suicide can be devastating, and the bereavement process much more complex than for other types of loss and grief. As with any type of stress it is essential to look after yourself emotionally and physically. Connecting with other people who are going through a similar experience can provide support, an outlet for emotions and a safe way to develop coping strategies, recovery and healing.

The group is open to anyone whose life has been impacted by suicide. Funded by Western Sydney Suicide and Support Network, there is no cost for attendees.

Time and Place
Venue: Old Windsor Hospital, 6 Christie St, Windsor.
Time: Fortnightly on Tuesday, 9.30am – 11.30am.
RSVP: Phone 02 4577 4435 or email:
RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes.

Facilitator: Michelle Hookham. Michelle is a credentialed mental health nurse, homeopath and accredited facilitator, with experience spanning 25 years in healthcare. Her combined skills enhance the group experience and ensure that a safe and confidential space is maintained. Michelle has run the group since 2016 and has developed a format that participants have found helpful.

If you would like to join the group, please get in touch with Michelle to arrange a time for an intake consultation. This will give you the opportunity to speak with Michelle one to one and fully express your unique circumstances and for Michelle to assess if it is the right time for you to join the group.

From The Client

“I get strength from a group of people that I wish I had never had the cause to meet…twice a month you can find me getting the support to make it through.
I feel attending the group has been perhaps more helpful than other therapies.”
“I feel attending the group has been perhaps more helpful than other therapies.”