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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 2020 are as follows:

  • 28 March
  • 30 May
  • 25 July
  • 26 September
  • 28 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


When and where: At the Soul Café on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month, from 2 to 4 pm.
Venue: Soul Café, Shop 3D Broadacres Garden Centre, Corner Cedar Avenue & Valley Road, Fourways, JHB

For information:

Contact: Toni Botha - 083 728 3915 -

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