What to do if a club member dies by suspected suicide (NWMPHN region)

When a suicide occurs within the local sporting community, the effects can be far reaching. Questions come up about what to say, when and how. The way a suicide is discussed is important and should be handled with care.

This 4-stage guide has been developed to be used by local sporting clubs in communicating with and supporting its members following a suspected suicide within the club’s community. Information within the guide is drawn from a variety of sources and is provided for guidance only and does not replace professional advice and support.