Project Description

Alternatives to Suicide Peer Support Group

Last year, we received a $5,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk community fund to train 13 facilitators from both NISA and the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth (SACY) to run Canada’s first ever alternatives to suicide program, The training was offered by the Western Massachusetts Recovery and Wellness Centre, who’s been involved in the running of a number of successful groups of this nature. This support group, like all of ours here, is run by and for peers; it is a space to address the needs of people who live with suicidal thoughts and provide them with the opportunity to voice their feelings and experiences without fear of further shame or misunderstanding.

We are pleased to announce the group will be starting this February, running the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6-7:30pm. February’s group will occur on the 6 and the 20.

This is an open group. No registration is required.

Anyone interested in attending this new support group can contact one of the facilitators at 705.222.6472 or info@nisa.on.ca