Lifeline and Albie house are looking for expression of interest for a suicide bereavement group being established in Launceston.
Group coordinator and provisional psychologist Liam Spicer said the group was being established after the success of a similar group in the state's South.
"It's obviously a much needed service and something I'm very passionate about after losing one of my best friends to suicide," he said.
He said often people dealing with the loss of a loved one to suicide need support from someone who has experienced it.
"Often in those times people can just want some understanding and extra support and connection with people who have gone through that experience so it's a really valuable and powerful group where people can come together and be in that space together."
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Mr Spicer said suicide is unfortunately a relatively common issue in society.
"[It] can have a really long lasting and profound impact on people.
"So having these groups where people can come along can firstly give support that people might need and hopefully then reduce rates of suicide through that impact it can have on family and friends."
He said the groups can help prevent future suffering.
"That person has obviously gone through enough, losing someone special to them so being able to support them so they don't have to continually suffer for years and years is a really important thing."
The group is ready to commence once enough people have expressed interest.
If you are interested in taking part you can contact Lifeline via email at email@example.com.
- Anyone affected to by issues raised in this article are urged to contact Lifeline 13 11 14
An earlier version of this article stated Liam Spicer was a clinical psychologist. This has been amended.