Somewhere to turn when you need it the most. We are here to help!
Welcome to SOS, Survivors of Suicide website. We are here to help and are glad you have found us!
We understand that you may have been searching for help....someone to listen....and for someone to understand what you are feeling and going through. Be assured - WE DO!
Our mission is to:
- Prevent suicide through education and public awareness
- Reduce the stigma of suicide
- Serve as a support service to those touched through suicide
SOS already has a presence and we are continuing to evolve. Our vision for the future is optimistic and we continue to make every effort to raise our presence to support others.
Lost a Loved One to Suicide?
We hold monthly bereavement support groups. These meetings are informal, confidential and non-judgemental, providing attendees with the opportunity to meet others who have been affected by suicide.
SOS Ballarat meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm at Black Hill Primary School, Chisholm Street, Ballarat.
Contact Tania: 0449 913 535
SOS Gippsland meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm at the Newhaven Secondary College, Boys Home Rd, Newhaven.
Contact Jillian: 0413 056 165
Depressed or Suicidal? Get help now!
There is help available - you just need the courage to reach out and make contact with someone who can listen and who is there to help you.
We know you must be feeling alone but you don't need to be. There is always someone who can help and who you can talk to 24 hours a day.
These support services are confidential and have professional counsellors who are there to assist you when you need it.
We urge you to call any of the following 24 hour support services.
Lifeline: 131114 | www.lifeline.org.au
Suicide Help Line: 1300 651251 | www.suicideline.org.au
Kids Help Line: 1800 551800 | www.kidshelp.com.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 | www.beyondblue.org.au
Mental Health Information Line: 1300 789 978
Sane: 1800 18 7263 | www.sane.org
National White Wreath Day
National White Wreath Day is held annually on the 29th of May around Australia.
National White Wreath Day, in remembrance of people who die by suicide, was founded by Fanita Clark, with the White Wreath Association Ltd organising a National Suicide Remembrance Day each year.
The public encouraged to lay photographs, flowers, wreaths, poems and sentimental memorabilia for those lost to suicide.
SOS organises White Wreath Day in Ballarat.
Here are the details for 2016:
Sturt Street, Ballarat – outside the Town Hall
Live Music: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Memorial Service: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Volunteer, Donate or Sponsor SOS
We are always looking for volunteers, donors and sponsors to help us deliver bereavement support services to those who have lost a loved one to suicide - as well as promoting suicide discussion and prevention.