Support After Suicide


Grieving after a suicide can be isolating, intense and overwhelming.

We know that suicide has a disproportionate impact on our communities (LGBTIQ Health Australia, 2021), and many LGBTQIA+ people face additional challenges navigating support for their bereavement. Our experience may be impacted by discrimination on the basis of our LGBTQIA+ identities, or other identities we hold.

SASH came to be after Support After Suicide and LGBTQIA+ mental health organisation Switchboard Victoria identified a need for more specialist support spaces for our communities. We know the value of connecting with our peers and wanted to create a space for us to access resources and support one another.

SASH was made by, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people who live with loss by suicide. All aspects of the hub and forum has been guided by the collective wisdom of Support After Suicide’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group. We express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has contributed their time, knowledge, and lived experience to the creation of SASH.

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Support After Suicide

Support After Suicide is a Victorian based program of Jesuit Social Services that has been supporting people bereaved by suicide for 20 years. To find out more about Support After Suicide, visit our website
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The SASH community forum is a place to share our stories, receive and lend support, and connect with peers who get it.
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