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Able Minds

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Waves Suicide Bereavement Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support


Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Contact your local Able Minds branch to find out when the next scheduled group is to be held.  Email: waves@able.org.nz


Able Minds runs the Skylight Waves Suicide Bereavement Programme at various times throughout the year. Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults 18+ years old who have been bereaved by suicide. 

The programme combines learning about suicide and bereavement with group discussion and support. The group is facilitated by trained facilitators and supports members to:

  • meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide.
  • provide a safe, supportive environment to explore aspects of their grief and reduce isolation and stigma associated with bereavement by suicide.
  • gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others (including children and young people) after a suicide.
  • adjust to living with loss and moving forward

You must commit to the full 8 weeks of the programme.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:12PM on July 11, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Able Minds.