“The Chocolate Elephant workshop has given me new insights, and fresh, practical ideas – I feel motivated to be more inventive in my work and will use these activities and share them with the staff team.” – Workshop participant
“RCE is a great resource I have a parents group and plans for a children’s group in the near future and I cannot wait to put this knowledge into practice - talking sticks – brilliant.” – Workshop participant
“I’m a counsellor with young people and children coping with bereavement and loss and I’m really looking forward to using Red Chocolate Elephants - it will benefit and help the children and young people I work with. Thank you.” – Workshop participant
Weaving a Community Response in HobartPosted on Sunday, 3rd May 2015
Diana presenting "Weaving a community response to those bereaved by suicide" in Hobart, 11th May 2015.
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StandBy Response ServicePosted on Monday, 2nd March 2015
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Should I tell the children?
Posted on Monday, 2nd March 2015
“Inspiring, creative, insightful and motivating – this model is a valuable framework for helping those bereaved.” – Workshop participant
“So many times you come to training and leave with nothing. I feel today I’m leaving with so much. Thank you for a very thought provoking and helpful day.” – Workshop participant
“A well-constructed course, pitched at the right level, good information and research references and great to hear new practical approaches to deal with client work. I will integrate this into my work as a supervisor, trainer and counsellor.” – Workshop participant
Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Conference 2015Posted on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015
Dr. Diana Sands is presenting a Workshop at the Suicide & Self Harm Prevention Conference, Cairns June 2015. Restoring the heartbeat of hope for those bereaved by suicide: the 'walking in the shoes model'.Download printable flyer
The 4th Australian Postvention Conference 2014Posted on Monday, 10th March 2014
The 4th Australian Postvention Conference 2014 is being held
This conference is for people bereaved by suicide and those working with/supporting the bereaved. The conference is hosted by Postvention Australia – National Association for the Bereaved by Suicide. On Saturday 7th June, there is a specific program for those bereaved by suicide that will include a healing and remembrance service.
The conference organisers are offering sponsorship to assist with cost to attend the conference for people bereaved by suicide. For further information, please contact Alan Staines on 0412164575 and/or go to the official event web page.
Survivors of Suicide Loss workshops in CanadaPosted on Wednesday, 13th February 2013
Health professionals & volunteers – Saturday, May 11th 2013
Those bereaved by suicide – Friday, May 10th 2013
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Red Chocolate Elephants coming to CairnsPosted on Tuesday, 27th March 2012
As part of National Youth Week in the Cairns Region Red Chocolate Elephants DVD and books will be placed in every school from the tip of Queensland through to the Cassowary Coast and Cairns including Primary, High and Private Schools and Public Libraries
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An interview with DianaPosted on Thursday, 22nd March 2012
Reflections of a Bereavement Counsellor an interview with Diana in Bereavement Practice Notes ACGB Counselling and Support Services January 2012, Vol 8.Read interview
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