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Time to Talk

Time to Talk is a support group for those who have lost a close relative, partner, friend, or colleague to suicide.

Time to Talk is a support group for those who have lost a close relative, partner, friend, or colleague to suicide.

Time to Talk is a support group for those who have lost a close relative, partner, friend, or colleague to suicide.

This free peer to peer support group will give you the opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide and share your experiences and feelings in a safe space.

The first six week programme of Time to Talk will run from Wednesday 27 October – Wednesday 1 December 6pm-7.30pm. The group is run by a trained facilitator with lived experience, is held online and is open to anyone aged 18+ in West Kent.

Understanding: People grieving because of suicide can feel very alone, suffering from a kind of loss they feel others may not understand. Even with supportive family and friends, participants find it helpful to talk with others who have experienced a similar loss

Coping: The group supports one another, sharing coping skills, techniques, and strategies that often lead to acceptance and increased hope for facing the future.

Respect: Participants will feel they are listened to in a respectful environment. Even when people are sharing things they may never have said out loud before, there is a non-judgemental and supportive atmosphere.

You must be over 18 to join and have lost someone close to you to suicide over three months ago and ideally no longer than five years, exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Many people experience shock when they lose someone and it can take several months before they are able to share and hear experiences in a group setting.

It is important to know that Time to Talk is not a therapy or group counselling support service and is a provision to connect those with lived experience to support each other.

Our experience shows that people get more out of sessions if they don’t know other group members. This means it’s not possible to join one with a family member or friend.

Each group will include people with different experiences, backgrounds and relationships to the person who has died.

The programme is designed to support adults over the age of 18 who are committed to attend at least four of the six sessions, although attending the course in its entirety would be most beneficial.

You must ensure you would be available to attend the first session.

Please complete the form below and we will be in touch.

Being able to share experiences (good and bad) without judgement has helped me to be more balanced, making me a more confident person.

Being able to share experiences (good and bad) without judgement has helped me to be more balanced, making me a more confident person.