Support groups for suicide loss are a way of providing peer support. This means people who have been through similar experiences supporting each other.

A support group does not remove grief and loss but provides an opportunity to share the journey with people who have been through something similar.

There is no one way to run a support group for suicide loss. Groups might look quite different, depending on where they are located and who the members are.

Some groups might be designed for particular people, like Māori, Pasifika, LGBTI people, the Defence Forces or people from a particular faith background. Some groups go on running for years, while others come and go as they are needed.

For more information on the topics below, please see pages 16–20 in the handbook.