Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

After Suicide: Supporting All Ages Through Tough Times - Webinar


It is a live feed of the course being delivered here at MHERC on the day, with in-room participants and facilitator. Registering here will allow you to be a part of the learning experience, viewing the facilitator and powerpoint presentation via your own device, in the comfort and location of your choice.


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four

This interactive workshop will consider the impact suicide bereavement can have on the lives of children, young people, adults, families/whānau and communities, and why. It will look briefly at the nature of suicide itself and what is known about the factors that help to prevent it, including factors to help prevent ‘copycat’ suicide situations. It will look at what suicide loss, grief and trauma involve and common reactions different age groups have to them. Differing cultural perspectives and a range of practical, effective strategies and tools for supporting different ages through suicide bereavement.

• The nature of trauma, loss and grief
• How they can impact different age groups
• Practical and effective strategies, and helpful resources, supporting different age groups
• Time to discuss supporting people through any specific life situations, at participants’ request

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Better understand the nature and impact of change, loss, trauma and grief
• Learn effective ways to support different age groups through tough times
• Learn how to respond when people situations get especially complicated
• Gain knowledge of what resources are available to assist them

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Professional and Personal Development

*Price is per person for webinar participants outside the greater Christchurch area only.

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions. 


You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

To test you can connect to our webinar software click here (Please follow the onscreen prompts to download Webex)

Minimum System Requirements:
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - latest version
Chrome - latest version
Safari - 5 and above