Support group Silent Ripples celebrates 10th anniversary

Trevor Smith, Janet Kuys, Karen McColl and Tracey Wanganeen celebrate the 10th anniversary of Silent Ripples' founding at the Round House on Friday. Photo: Peri Strathearn.
Trevor Smith, Janet Kuys, Karen McColl and Tracey Wanganeen celebrate the 10th anniversary of Silent Ripples' founding at the Round House on Friday. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

Help is available for anyone in the community, even on life's most miserable days.

That was the message to come out of an event held to mark support group Silent Ripples' 10th anniversary on Friday, which proved to be just such a day - meteorologically speaking, at least.

Although the afternoon's rain kept much of a crowd from forming, the several dozen who attended enjoyed afternoon tea, a barbecue, live music from local band Chasing Lights, craft activities and even a drum-making lesson.

More importantly, they enjoyed one another's company and the open, understanding conversations which make up such an important part of the group's mission to support people suffering the loss of a loved one to suicide.

The group meets at 6-8pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Flinders University rural clinical school behind the Murray Bridge hospital.

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