On the 29th of July, the staff from Complete Office Supplies (COS), Sydney branch presented members of the team from WINGS Of Hope with a $12,754 cheque to support those that are bereaved by suicide. Founded in 2007, WINGS Of Hope – the voice of people bereaved by suicide, is a registered harm prevention charity that provides education, resources and support events for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
In the year 2006 alone, Australian suicides accounted for nearly 1/5 of all deaths amongst young men aged 20 to 34. Sadly, when a person is bereaved by suicide they can be at risk of suicidality themselves. The grief is often more intense and complicated than many other forms of grief.
Standing for ‘We Inspire New Growth After Suicide Loss’ – the association serves as a constant reminder of the positive force which comes out of the group support received after personal loss of a loved one by suicide.