Dulwich Centre Foundation has released a trio of free web resources to assist people experiencing suicidal thoughts and those bereaved by suicide.
Dulwich Centre Foundation is frequently contacted by individuals, practitioners and organisations seeking resources from a narrative therapy and/or lived experience perspective in relation to suicidal thoughts and losses. These enquiries come from diverse contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and communities. Our new online resources were developed as a response to these requests. They are designed to be accessible to individuals, communities and practitioners, and can be used with or without professional support.
Holding our Heads Up
Holding Our Heads Up offers hope and solidarity for people who have been bereaved by the suicide of a loved one. In addition to honouring heartache and loss, this extensive collection of first-person accounts shines a light on the many ways that people have survived the loss of a loved one to suicide, and how they have found ways to honour their loved ones’ lives and contributions, resisting the stigma and shame that can accompany suicide.
Responding to Suicidal Thoughts
Responding to Suicidal Thoughts offers resources for practitioners working with people experiencing suicidal thoughts. It includes accounts from young people about the ways they deal with ‘way out’ or ‘to die’ thoughts. These accounts can be shared with clients. Also included are resources offering narrative therapy frameworks for responding to people who are dealing with suicidal thoughts.
Responding to so many losses and trying hard to find a future
Responding To So Many Losses And Trying Hard To Find A Future documents the sharing of healing stories among First Nations communities who have lost young people to violence or suicide. Through videos and text, this web resource shows communities exchanging healing stories and knowledge about how they have responded to devastating losses, and how they’re identifying ways to find a future.