Dr. Sands also specialises in Community Education and Workshops.

Red Chocolate Elephants donation to QLD schools to help young people coping with suicide

Posted on Tuesday, 11th September 2012

Jodie Sherman

The Red Chocolate Elephants Resource to help children bereaved by suicide is being donated to schools in far north Queensland by a Cairns woman, Jodie Sherman.

Listen to ABC interview + read article

Wings of Hope — Optus family day at the Sydney Aquarium

Posted on Monday, 20th August 2012

Wings of Hope - Optus Sydney Aquarium

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Rememberance Day

Posted on Thursday, 10th Novemeber 2011

Wings of Hope invites you to a Remembrance Gathering to remember our lost loved ones, to be held on Internationalœ Survivors Day.

  • Guest speakers
  • Sharing our wisdom and supporting each other
  • Picnic to follow (bring your rug, lunch and refreshments)

Time & Date: 11am, Saturday 19th November 2011

Location: Balmoral - Please meet at the island bridge near Balmoral Beach Rotunda. Metered parking available. Unmetered parking within walking distance. Please allow time.

RSVP: To assist in planning, please let us know if you’d like to join us by contacting Diana or emailing contact@wingsofhope.org.au with ‘Remembrance Gathering’ in subject line and number of guests.

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Suicide prevention initiative launched

Posted on Saturday, 29th June 2013

Suicide prevention initiative brochure

The Launch of Postvention Australia a National Association for the Bereaved by Suicide.

Was held at NSW Parliament House on Monday, 24th June 2013.

The launch was hosted by the Hon Kevin Humphries MP, NSW Minister for Health.

Founding members: Chairman Professor Diego De Leo AO; Deputy Chairman Dr. Diana Sands; National Secretary Alan Staines OAM and Board Members

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A Conversation with Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL Canada)

Posted on Tuesday, 14th August 2012

Survivors of Suicide Loss DVD Cover

“It is so hard to know how to begin to talk about the loss of a loved one to suicide, however this thoughtful DVD resource, developed by Penny Knapp and the Survivors of Suicide Loss team, will help. As you listen to the different voices and stories of those bereaved, sharing with intimate honesty, not only their confusion and anguish, but also their intuitive wisdom and the learning that has guided them on this painful journey – your heart will be touched with healing and hope.”
— Diana Sands, PhD, Director, Bereaved by Suicide Centre for Intense Grief, Australia.

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3rd Australian Postvention Conference

Posted on Thursday, 22nd March 2012Postvention Conference Logo

A National Conference for the Bereaved by Suicide to be held at the UNSW Sydney commencing Thursday 28th June with preconference workshops followed by a 2 day Conference concluding with a Healing and Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday 30th June. This conference is primarily for the bereaved by suicide and those working in the field of Postvention.

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