BTS Support Meetings
Next meeting: Christmas gathering on Sunday, 11 December 6.30pm – 8pm in the Pennington Gardens near St Peter’s Cathedral (please see ‘Events’ page for more information)
BTS Support Meetings are held every 2 months. The meetings are for those bereaved through suicide and are facilitated by volunteer support workers who have themselves been bereaved through suicide. The meetings offer the opportunity to express one’s feelings in an environment that is caring and safe. Besides providing the opportunity to share experiences, the meetings present information about the process of loss and grief, and strategies to heal. Everything shared is treated as strictly confidential.
Those attending are encouraged to talk with the support workers and others within the group, but this is not compulsory. You are able to just sit quietly and listen. You will also have the opportunity to talk privately with a support worker during the meeting. If you wish to meet with a support worker outside the meetings this can usually be arranged.
In the meantime, should you require support please don’t hesitate to call or text the BTS Support Line on 0468 440 287 or email us on email@example.com. On our resources page you will find links to other support services from local to worldwide.
World Suicide Prevention Day – Walk and Coffee Catch-up
Saturday, 10 September 2022 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The BTS Support Group committee has organised a morning walk from Grange to Henley Beach, followed by coffee at a local cafe. We would love anyone bereaved by suicide to join us.
BTS Coffee Catch-Ups
Next catch-up: TBA
BTS coffee catch-ups are held in the beautiful and peaceful surrounds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens at one of the two coffee shops. These coffee mornings provide an opportunity to enjoy coffee and cake with others bereaved through suicide and in a less formal setting than the support meetings. BTS volunteers are on hand to provide support if required.
Give us a call
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL: Lifeline 13 11 14
BTS Support Line: 0468 440 287
This service is available from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
If your phone call in unanswered, please leave a message or send a text and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The quarterly BTS newsletter has become an invaluable source of information for the bereaved by suicide community. The newsletter contains helpful, well-researched articles about loss and grief, letters from bereaved persons and their personal journey and any upcoming events within the BTS community.
The newsletter is produced entirely by BTS volunteers. Contributions by way of articles, poems, stories and in-memoriam are welcomed for inclusion in the newsletter. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or contributions.
BTS Support Line: 0468 440 287
The telephone service is available from 8:00am to 8:00pm and is manned by volunteer support workers whom themselves have been bereaved through suicide. If for any reason your call cannot be attended to at the time you make it, we would encourage you to leave a message. This will allow us to provide you with further information as you require. Alternatively, you can send us a text message and one of our support workers will call you back as soon as possible.
Some people may find it difficult to phone and speak with someone directly. Emailing can be easier. We receive many emails at email@example.com. We not only have our team of support volunteers available to answer your inquiry, we can also call on the services of our professional advisors should they be required.
BTS has leaflets available to any person or organisation involved in the area of suicide bereavement. They provide information about BTS and what we do. They are especially directed at organisations or for people to hand on to someone who may be in need of our services. They can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.