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Community Information Session On Suicide Bereavement

Presenter Karl Andriessen, PhD (UNSW Sydney), MSuicidology (Griffith University)
Contact person
Nancy Carpenter
T: 08 8946 6288 E:
Location CDU - Blue building 1.1.01 Theatre
Karl Andriessen

Community Information Session on the grief, mental health and help-seeking experiences of adolescents bereaved by suicide or other causes.
Who should attend? - Anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of bereavement and suicide bereavement. 

Keynote speaker
Karl Andriessen, PhD (UNSW Sydney), MSuicidology (Griffith University),  NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne.

His research is focused on suicide prevention, bereavement after suicide and other causes and adolescent mental health and help-seeking. He has presented keynotes at various conferences including the National Suicide Prevention Conference and the National Australian Postvention Conference.

This presentation will describe the grief and mental health of adolescents bereaved by suicide or other causes, in terms of their grief and potential for personal growth. The presentation will outline positive and negative experiences of bereaved adolescents with help-seeking from social support, school, online and clinicians, and will highlight barriers and facilitators for help-seeking. The presentation will inform family, friends, and counsellors/clinicians on how to better understand and support bereaved adolescents.

Registration: This is a free event, however please register at by the 27th February 2020.
This information session is being hosted and facilitated jointly by Sabrina’s Reach4Life and CDU Equity Services.