- What We Do
What We Do
- Desmond Tutu
Working with people to find a safe space.
At The Canmore Trust, we are all about working with people to find a safe space – a space that allows and encourages them to stay in the world, despite all the struggles and difficulties they may be facing right now. We work to prevent suicide – suicide prevention – by influencing Government policies and lobbying for change in all sectors of society.
For 24/7 support and help for anyone feeling that the world is not currently a safe place to be, please text CANMORE to 85258.
- John, CEO of The Canmore Trust
We work with individuals, communities, practices, workplaces, schools, colleges and universities touched by suicide – suicide postvention – to support those in need through the carnage that results from each and every suicide. Today’s postvention is tomorrow’s prevention.
We are people who have lived with the deep impact of suicide and who understand the trauma brought about by suicide. Our work is trauma-informed and client-focussed.
We train those impacted by suicide to become “experienced friends” – people who have developed the skills to walk with others on the journey of suicide grief. This journey is different for everyone, just as everyone is unique in their response to grief.
We acknowledge the Six Needs of Grieving as developed by the American psychologist, David Kessler:
- To have your pain witnessed
- To express your feelings
- To release your burden of guilt
- To be free of old wounds
- To integrate the pain and the love
- To find meaning in life after loss
Encouraging our clients to find meaning, or purpose, in life after a deeply impacting suicide death is a major focus of our work.