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Surunauha organization


A Finnish organization Surunauha was established in 1997. Our main principle is to support those who have lost their loved ones for suicide. We also aim at having an open conversation about the matter and thus decrease the prejudice and stigma of suicide.

Our activities are based on a ”peer support”. We have support groups in Finnish all over the country. The aim is to offer a safe and confidential place to meet others and share the sorrow and other thoughts. Together they can talk or be silent if they feel so. The idea is that those who have been or are in a same situation support each other. Leaders of the groups have also lost their loved ones. We educate our tutors/group leaders and give them some professional guidance regularly.

Furthermore, we have a 24/7 internet forum, a supporting phone service and
an annual nationwide Vesova weekend for supporting the peers.

Our services are in Finnish and in Vaasa we have also some functions in Swedish.

To cooperate, contact our office in Helsinki! We speak English too.