Let’s Talk Suicide
A camp to help kids heal after a suicide
A first of its kind in Australia, Let’s Talk Suicide is a one-day ‘camp’ created specifically for kids who are grieving the suicide of a family member.
The program is offered as a virtual camp and teaches kids aged 7 to 17 the mental tools and coping skills to help them heal from the guilt, shame and blame that often comes with suicidal grief.
The one-day face-to-face Let’s Talk Suicide Family Day Camp brings families with similar experiences together to connect, hear from guest speakers and panelists from support organisations and enjoy activites. Register your interest for our next Let’s Talk Suicide Family Day Camp.
At Let’s Talk Suicide your child will
Have a safe space to gain coping skills and tools to understand and manage their grief
Gain a community of other kids who understand what they’re going through
Learn from trained professionals about healthy grief
Let’s Talk Suicide won’t cost your family anything, thanks to our generous supporters.
Suicidal grief is unique and can present extra challenges for family members, especially kids.
We understand that the biggest priority for you right now is your own and your child’s health and happiness.
For help right now, download a guide: 5 ways to help a child grieving a death by suicide.
Hear from families and those with lived experience of suicide about their experience at Let’s Talk Suicide.
Our Let’s Talk Suicide facilitator shares her advice for parents considering the Let’s Talk Suicide virtual camp.
“We don’t expect them to share more than what they want. They can tell us as much or as little as they want.”
“Feel the Magic has taught us strategies on how to process our grief. It allowed my daughter to meet other children which normalised that she’s not alone.”
Kids grieving the suicide of their mum, dad, brother or sister can struggle to move past their feelings of guilt, shame and blame.
Let’s Talk Suicide gives grieving kids the mental tools and coping skills for managing their grief, as well as a community to lean on after there has been a suicide in their family.
So, the next time the grief hits and it all becomes too much, they can move forward in a healthy way and build a life beyond suicide.
Our evidence-informed programs are developed by clinical psychologists, grief counsellors, and delivered by mental health professionals.
Let’s Talk Suicide has been developed in collaboration with other experts to ensure the best impact for your child.
Read more about Let’s Talk Suicide in these blogs
How to discuss loss by suicide
Grief is a normal response to losing someone important to us. When someone dies by suicide, those bereaved often experience a very complicated form of grief caused by a combination of sudden shock, unanswered questions of ‘Why?’ and feelings of ‘What could I have done?’.
Read these age-specific guides on how to discuss loss by suicide with your child.
You may be wondering how your child will respond to attending a Let’s Talk Suicide camp or want to know more about the program facilitators and mentors. We have compiled answers to some of the questions we are frequently asked about our Let’s Talk Suicide Program.