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Spending time with others who have lost loved ones to suicide can be a source of great comfort and support. Here are the details for groups that may be of help to you.

If you have lost a child or sibling to suicide

The Compassionate Friends, the international support group for parents who have lost a child or sibling, runs a Suicide Support group in Johannesburg. The group consists only of parents or siblings who have lost their loved ones to suicide. There is therefore a great deal of understanding and comfort amongst the group members. The meeting dates for 2019 are as follows:

  • Saturday, 16 March
  • Saturday, 18 May
  • Saturday, 20 July
  • Saturday, 21 September
  • Saturday, 16 November

All meetings take place at The Compassionate Friends' head office, 22 Athol Street, Highlands North, Sandton at 14:00.

If you have lost a loved one

Johannesburg

When and where: Soul Café on the FIRST TUESDAY of each month from 7pm to 9pm.
Venue: Soul Café, Shop 3D Broadacres Garden Centre, Corner Cedar Avenue & Valley Road, Fourways, JHB

For information:

Website: https://www.suicidegriefgroup.co.za/
Contact: Toni Botha - 083 728 3915 - info@suicidegriefgroup.co.za

Cape Town

A regular suicide support group, SOS Western Cape, will be held from 19h00 to 20h30 at St Vincent's Hospital, Vincent Palotti, Pinelands, Cape Town, hosted by Dr Carla Freeman, a psychiatrist who has lost her brother to suicide.

The dates for 2019 are:

  • 29 May
  • 28 Aug
  • 27 Nov

RSVPs are essential as the venue is limited – please send them to soswesterncape@gmail.com.