Walk & Talk
Our Walk & Talk meetings are separate to the general meetings. They are specifically for those of us – not limited to siblings – who have been bereaved by suicide.
Next Walk & Talk – 8th December 2019
10am, meeting place – Big Beach Cafe, Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove BN3 4LX (meet by the cafe entrance with paddling pool to the right)
Where and when do we meet?
We meet every month but the day and time can change. Please check back here to find out when the next session is happening.
What happens at a Walk & Talk?
We start at the meeting place which is stated above. We’ll have a stroll and a chat and if it rains, there’s always the café. Some people talk about their loss – sometimes people don’t want to – it’s up to you. Whatever happens you will realise that you are not alone and meeting face to face with others who have a similar experience can be very powerful. You can bring a friend or family member (including children and / or pets). The walk lasts about 45 minutes.
How to join us
To join us, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. or just turn up on the day.
Why do we think this is important?
When someone you care about has taken their own life, it can be a very unique experience and can bring up many feelings for those family and friends who knew them; there are often questions unanswered and emotions can feel complicated; you may feel hurt, there can be guilt, regret, or simply utter shock.
These walk and talks are for anyone who has been affected by suicide; parent, son, daughter, sibling, friend, cousin, and even a work colleague, the ripple effect of such a death is huge. Everyone responds differently to this kind of loss. Whether it is a recent death or if it happened years ago – it can be therapeutic to talk with others who have experienced a bereavement like this.
People who can talk with others who have experienced the same type of loss, without judgement or having to explain why they are there, can feel less isolated and even gain some comfort from knowing that others understand how they are feeling.
"Sibling Link's monthly meeting gives me a non-judgmental space to share my feelings."
"I am relieved to know I'm not alone and my experiences and feelings are not unique."
"I'm feeling understood and have more tools to cope."