Trauma

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

"How to Deal with Trauma in Everyday Life" was held at Harry's Place on the 6th July 2022 in Tiwi. The information was free and presented by Joan Washington who has over 18yrs experience in counselling trauma experiences. 

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Returning to Work

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

"Returning to Work After a Suicide" was held at Harry's Place on the 6th April 2022 in Tiwi. The information was free and presented by Joan Washington who has over 18yrs experience in counselling trauma experiences. 

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Trivia Night

SabrinasReach4Life Trivia Fundraiser ~ Beauty & The Beast

On the 30th October 2021 SabrinasReach4Life hosted a fundraiser at WharfOne in Darwin. It was a themed event, fun filled and very successful night from the support of the Darwin community with donations and attendance. We had over 100 people attend and the tickets sold out in the first 2 weeks of circulation. A portion of the money raised from our fundraiser will be used to further the Sabrina Josephine Di Lembo Memorial Scholarship in Clinical Psychology at Charles Darwin University in Darwin with the wonderful added support from CIASS. This is the 2nd Scholarship awarded and the recipient is Jennifer Packer. We also want to create a Memorial / Reflection garden at the Botanic Gardens in Darwin for the people in our community and for those that visit. 

You can visit the Beauty & The Beast Page

SabrinasReach4Life thanks you for your amazing support. 


 

Info Session

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

"Supporting Children & Young People Impacted by Suicide" was held at Harry's Place on the 6th October  2021 in Tiwi.

The topics were:

•    Discuss the impact of trauma & grief on children & young people 
•    Protective factors and considerations for support
•    Maintain routine / returning to school

The information was free and presented by Joan Washington who has over 18yrs experience in counselling trauma experiences. 


 

WSPD21 Breakfast Forum

World Suicide Prevention Day 21 Breakfast Forum

The official World Suicide Prevention Day "Creating Hope Through Action" was held on the 10th of September 2021. To acknowledge this day SabrinasReach4Life hosted a WSPD Breakfast Forum at CDU with the WSPD21 Planning Committee. 

Representation included people with lived experience, the private sector, NGO and government sector.

The Forum was a free event for a third year in a row that SR4L has hosted with the generous sponsorship and support from partners in the suicide prevention space. 
Attendees engaged in presentations, panel session, information booths that were on display with a workshop delivered by NEAMI International and Larrakia Nation that have partnered to introduce the new Darwin Head to Health service following the event. 

The World Suicide Prevention Day Breakfast was a very successful event which saw over 200 people attend, physically and virtually and participate in a range of presentations, panels and information sessions that focus on supporting and enhancing the role of suicide prevention in the Northern Territory. 

Download Outcomes of the WSPD21 Forum Breakfast  


 

Community Event

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community Event

On Wednesday 21st July 2021 BBSSGNT hosted a "Gentle Body Practice" session. Gentle Body Practice can be of great benefit and is an opportunity to reconnect with your breath and body, to meet yourself with kindness, and to reset your nervous system. Grief and stress are stored in our bodies. A gentle body practice can help us loosen the emotional and physical tightness in our bodies caused by grief. It is also a way to find peace and stability during a time when this is missing from our lives. The session was facilitated by Laura Milne.

A bit about Laura: Laura is long term Darwin resident, qualified yoga teacher with
a love of gentle body practise and meditation and supporting others to nurture presence
in life to hold all the joys and difficulties. 


 

Strategies on How to Support People in Crisis ~ Session

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group hosted a Community  information session "Strategies on How to Support People in Crisis" that was held at Harry's Place on Wednesday 5th May 2021 in Tiwi. 
The session's aim is to introduce different ways of supporting people who are in a crisis situation utilising sensory modulation.
Host: Joan Washington, Coordinator of Standby Support after Suicide NT, a Suicide Postvention service. Works with suicide affected across the Northern Territory, including remote communities and larger centres. Joan is also the Regional Trauma Trainer for Blueknot in NT. Specialist Trainer/Educator with over 18 years’ experience working with individuals, families and communities affected by migration and other trauma experiences. Experienced case manager of complex clients including torture and trauma survivors and asylum seekers, this has included children, adolescents, and adults individually and as family or otherwise connected groups.

You can download PDF Presentation "Strategies on How to Support People in Crisis".


 

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WSPD Forum 20 "Stronger Together"

On 18th September2020 SabrinasReach4Life co hosted with Charles Darwin University NT a World Suicide Prevention Forum "Stronger Together" . The forum was very successful with 130 participants attending, physically and virtually via ZOOM.
There were four areas of discussion with workshops:
Topic 1: Strengthening Collaboration across the NT
Topic 2: The Role of Community and Lived Experience
Topic 3: Elevating the Role of Young People
Topic 4: Establishing a NT Suicide Prevention Alliance.
The outcomes from the Forum will be collated into a report and presented to the Minister of Health, Honourable Natasha Fyles MLA.



 

Session on Aniety and Sleep Issues

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

"Dealing with Anxiety & Links related to Sleep Issues" was held at Harry's Place on the 6th May 2020 in Tiwi. The information session was free.

Host: Joan Washington, Coordinator of Standby Support after Suicide NT, a Suicide Postvention service. Works with suicide affected across the Northern Territory, including remote communities and larger centres. Joan is also the Regional Trauma Trainer for Blueknot in NT. Specialist Trainer/Educator with over 18 years’ experience working with individuals, families and communities affected by migration and other trauma experiences. Experienced case manager of complex clients including torture and trauma survivors and asylum seekers, this has included children, adolescents and adults individually and as family or otherwise connected groups.
Main Speaker: Natina Demetriou, is a highly experienced Provisional Psychologist and Counsellor working in this role at EASA Darwin Northern Territory. Natina has a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling.Before coming to the NT, Natina was a high school teacher based in Sydney. She arrived in 2006 where she worked as a counsellor in many remote Aboriginal communities, including Katherine. Natina also specialises in trauma work and is highly skilled in working with clients experiencing anxiety and it’s subsequent impact on sleep. She also incorporates yoga and meditation practices. 
Co-Facilitator: Coral Osborne, has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Loss and Grief); is a Crisis Support Counsellor with Lifeline 

Dealing with Anxiety Information Sheet


 

Trauma and It's Imapct session

Bereaved By Suicide Support Group NT Community  Information Session

"What is Trauma and It's Impact" was held at Harry's Place on the 4th March 2019 in Tiwi. The information was free and presented by Joan Washington who has over 18yrs experience in counselling trauma experiences. 


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Trauma Information Sheet


 

WSPD19 Invitation

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 Breakfast Seminar

Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is observed on 10th September and provides an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention. The theme this year is "Working Together to Prevent Suicide". To mark this important event, SabrinasReach4Life (SR4L) with the support of NT Health, has led the establishment of the Darwin Regional WSPD Planning Committee.   One of the main events being held is a breakfast seminar with the objective of increasing public understanding of current initiatives in suicide prevention, hearing from people with lived experience, first responders and service providers. Key speaker is Ms Bronwen Edwards, CEO Roses in the Ocean, based in Queensland, amongst others. 

Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australia among people aged 15–44.  A total of 3,128 people took their own lives in 2017(ABS), and over 65000 attempt suicide per annum, which translates to more than 180 every day. For each death, about 135 people are impacted and are themselves eight times at higher risk of suicide, which equates to nearly half a million people each year. 

Active collaboration and partnership between government, the private sector, and the community, particularly Territorians with personal experience of mental health concerns, suicidality and suicide bereavement is vitally important if we are to meaningfully bring about change in the Northern Territory.