icon_coffee  Support Meetings

1. Support Meeting

BTS support meetings are held quarterly on the third Wednesday of February, May, August and second Wednesday of December. The meetings are held at:

Uniting Communities
Level 3, 10 Pitt Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Please call the BTS phone on (08) 8332 8240 or 0468 440 287 for the time of the meeting as this varies depending on the season of the year.

Car parking is available at Pitt Street Car park opposite Uniting Communities.

These meetings are for those bereaved through suicide and are facilitated by trained support workers who have themselves been bereaved through suicide. They offer the opportunity to express your loss in an environment that is caring and safe. 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.

Guest speakers may also be engaged to speak on varying topics with regard to the grief of losing someone to suicide and the bereaved journey.

These meetings not only provide the opportunity to share experiences, they present information about the process of loss and grief, and strategies to heal.

If you require further information  call or email us.

2. Quarterly Coffee Catch Up

BTS coffee mornings are held the first Sunday in February/April/July/October in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Generally held mid/late morning at one of the two coffee shops in the beautiful surroundings of the Botanic Gardens. Further details are available on the events page and on the front page of our newsletters or call the BTS phone on (08) 8332 8240 or 0468 440 287.

These coffee morning meetings provide an opportunity to catch up with others who have lost someone to suicide, in a less formal setting than the support meetings. BTS volunteers are on hand.

Give us a call

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL: Lifeline 13 11 1

Mobile: 0468 440 287

Telephone: (08) 8332 8240

The telephone 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.
Email: support@bts.org.au

Make a donation

Donations can be made by EFT to:
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
Account: 148312366
Account Name: BTS Support Group

OR sent to:
PO Box 15
Hindmarsh SA 5007

 

icon_newsletter  Newsletters

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 bereaved through suicide community.

Bereaved persons, professionals, organisations or any other interested parties are able to receive the newsletter either by mail or by email.

The newsletter is produced entirely by BTS volunteers and is available at no charge.

Note: Newsletter via email is preferable due to the high postage and printing costs.

click here to view our newsletters

icon_phone  Telephone support

T: (08) 8332 8240
M: 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.

icon_email  Email Support

Email: support@bts.org.au

Some people may find it difficult to phone and speak with someone directly. Emailing can be easier. We receive many emails at support@bts.org.au. 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.

icon_information leaflets  Information Leaflets

BTS has two leaflets available to any person or organisation involved in the area of suicide bereavement. These leaflets are either an informative A4 sheet or postcard and 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 from the website or email support@bts.org.au or give us a call and we will post them out to you.

click here to download the postcard