Old railway bridge near Leigh Creek

Grief after suicide across cultural communities

In Australia, grief after suicide is a shared experience across all aspects of society. It is also an experience associated with particular meanings and customs within the cultural groups that make up our communities. In this podcast, we talk about shared and culturally specific aspects of suicide grief to learn more about how we can understand and support each other when we are faced with suicide loss.

This podcast is hosted by Mr Ian James, a descendent of the Arrernte tribe of Central Australia and the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region. Ian is currently the Principal Aboriginal Mental Health Advisor for the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist at SA Health.

Our guests are

  • Mr Kudzai Nayamande, Chairman of Nakutenda Disability Foundation, an organisation supporting African and migrant populations living with mental illness
  • Mr Bikram Bajracharya, Team Leader with Stand by Adelaide, an Anglicare service providing support after suicide.

This GriefLink podcast production was supported by a Suicide Prevention Community Grant.

GriefLink acknowledges that this podcast was recorded on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.