Embedding Alternatives to Suicide (Alt2Su) Project

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About Alternatives to Suicide (Alt2Su) Groups:

 

Alternatives to Suicide (Alt2Su) peer-led community-based groups centre mutual connection and meaning making around suicide distress, thoughts and experiences. They offer non-clinical spaces where people can be honest about their experiences without fear of forced treatment, other forms of coercion, or risk assessment that shuts conversation down.

Multiple Alt2Su groups are available online and in-person for people in South Australia each week. Some groups are completely open and some are specifically designed to be for people of particular ages, gender, sexual or culturally diverse identities.

Alternatives to Suicide was developed by the Wildflower Alliance (formerly the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community) in the US.

[This project is made possible by financial support from Wellbeing SA, Country SA PHN and Adelaide PHN – including monetary contribution from LELAN]. 

Announcements

 

 

Wednesday May 1st 2024 – New Alt2Su Monthly Calendar published below. 

Alternatives to Suicide (Alt2Su) Groups Available Across South Australia:

 

 

Face to Face:

ADELAIDE CBD ALT2SU GROUP

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm

Every week, all welcome

The Box Factory Adelaide – 59 Regent St S, Adelaide

Upstairs in the Regent Room

Contact: alt2su@lelan.org.au

ARC ALT2SU GROUP

Fortnightly on Fridays 2.30pm-4pm

Fortnightly, all welcome

Aspire Recovery Connection

Building 5/32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Mile End

Contact: hello@aspirerecovery.com.au

MILE END ALT2SU GROUP

 Thursdays 10.30am-12pm

Every week, all welcome

Mind Offices – 73 Henley Beach Road, Mile End

Enter from Victoria Lane

Contact: Kate.Stock@mindaustralia.org.au

NORTHERN ALT2SU GROUP

 Temporarily on hold

Watch this space 

New location coming soon

Contact: alt2su@lelan.org.au

Online:

Want to join an online Alt2Su group? We alternate each week between a group for everyone on a Monday and a group for the rainbow community on the following Wednesday (Check our Facebook or the calendar above to see which group is on this week.)

All online alt2su groups use the same linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82046219580?pwd=RnNDWnpaYlQ2TFZhMy9MS1l3Qy8vZz09

ONLINE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GROUP

 

Fortnightly on Mondays, 7-8.30pm (SA time)

All welcome 

Alternates with LGBTQIA+ Online

Use link above

Contact: alt2su@lelan.org.au

FRIDAY NIGHT ONLINE

 

Fortnightly on Fridays, 8-9.30pm (SA time)

Next dates: 7/6 , 21/6

All welcome 

Use link above

Contact: alt2su@lelan.org.au

ONLINE LGBTQIA+ ALT2SU GROUP

 

Fortnightly on Mondays, 7-8.30pm (SA time)

Queer and gender diverse facilitators

Alternates with SA Online

Use link above

Contact: alt2su@lelan.org.au

Groups inspired by Alt2Su:

‘Inspired by’ Alt2Su groups are groups that use the Alt2Su approach for holding space, but have been adapted to suit particular communities. They may not look like other Alt2Su groups in Australia or around the world, but follow a similar ethos and use facilitators that have been trained in the Alt2Su approach.

CUMMINS 

 

Embrace. Empower. Thrive. (EET)

Anxiety + Depression Support Group

Fortnightly on Fridays,  4pm-5:30pm

The Village, 48 Railway Tce Cummins

Hosted by Our Town Cummins 

More about the Alternatives to Suicide Approach:

THE TAVERN GROUP

 

Because every hero’s story starts at The Tavern.

Table top games and Alt2Su.

Temporarily on hold

Watch this space

57 Hyde St Adelaide

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Connect with our team:

 

If you have more questions reach out to the LELAN team via alt2su@lelan.org.au or contact Tanya our Peer Project Worker (Suicide Prevention) via tanya@lelan.org.au