Dealing with grief and loss

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Held annually, World Suicide Prevention Day raises awareness of suicide in our communities and identifies where and how we can work together collaboratively towards a world without suicide.

Our community is again being invited to participate in the annual Walk for World Suicide Prevention Day, hosted by the local suicide prevention network Chasing Change, in partnership with Mornington Peninsula Shire, on Sunday 11 September.

This important event held at Mornington Park is a platform to connect, reflect and remember the lives of those lost to suicide.

From 9am, get a cuppa and a bite to eat, enjoy live music, grab a ribbon, and check out the information and merch stalls. Formalities and the walk will start from 10am.

The Shire, in partnership with Jesuit Social Services, is hosting another free event on Tuesday 13 September for the community to come together and learn about grief and loss.

At this information session, you’ll hear from local professionals and people with lived experience who will provide some practical strategies for supporting yourself and others following a loss.

Addressing grief and loss is an individual and personal process, at the session you will be provided with information needed to care for yourself and others.

This session we’ll look at various experiences of grief and explore the different types of loss such as the death of a loved one, separation of parents, an animal passing away, moving schools or losing friendships.

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