Grief Support Services Remembrance Service

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Grief Support Services Remembrance Service Sunday 11 September 2022

Creating hope through action is the focus of a remembrance concert being hosted by Grief Support Services and held for anyone impacted by loss to suicide.

“This is a precious time for all to come together to share stories of hope and courage through grief and loss and to honour the memories of those we carry with us,” says Grief Support Services’ Suicide Bereavement Support Coordinator Amy Colonna.

“Grieving loss to suicide can be an isolating and traumatic journey. Comfort can often be found in connection with others who relate. The event will create multiple avenues for people to connect, to be heard, to feel seen and understood and to create new support networks with others who may have also lost a loved one to suicide. We hope the music and poetry that will be performed by local artists will offer comfort, inspiration and healing to our community” says Amy.

A Memorial Service has been an annual event on the calendar for Grief Support Services but this year they are approaching the day differently by holding this Remembrance Concert. The date aligns with World Suicide Prevention Day which has the theme ‘Creating Hope Through Action’.

There will be a selection of resources available regarding how to support others in mental distress as well as how to look after ourselves when grieving traumatic loss.

At the conclusion of the concert, all are invited to release a flower into the ocean in front of the venue in memory of those who have passed.

The remembrance concert will take place from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, September 11, at Tauranga Yacht Club, Sulphur Point, Tauranga.

For more information, visit www.griefsupport.org.nz/remembrance


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