Webinar event date: 
Mar 2, 2021 11:30 am EST
Webinar Presenters: 

Kim Kelly MEd, BSW, RSW

Kim is a proud registered social worker in Newfoundland and Labrador, and a suicide postvention consultant. She is a 3-time alumni of Memorial University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Education (Post-Secondary). Since losing her brother Brendan to suicide, she has supported survivors of suicide loss; and addressed the topic of suicide postvention as a panel member, presenter and guest on local media, forums, and conferences. Kim co-created postvention supports including the annual Vigil to Remember Those Who Died by Suicide and the Noel J Brown Day of Hope and Healing for survivors of suicide loss. In 2011, Kim received the Excellence in Leadership Award from ASIST NL for her contribution to the healing of those affected by suicide in Newfoundland & Labrador. Kim is also a proud member of the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Social Workers’ Promotion of the Profession Committee.


This webinar offers opportunities for social workers to enhance knowledge and skills of suicide postvention. Through story, song, lived experience, and theory, the presenter will review the complicated nature of suicide and share how Narrative practices may be applied to help survivors of suicide loss (SoSL) focus on the lives lived rather than the cause of death.

The webinar objectives are:

  • To examine the complicated nature of suicide loss  
  • To enhance understanding of appropriate language related to suicide postvention
  • To foster curiosity and desire to apply Narrative Theory and Practices to suicide postvention
  • To enrich social workers’ postvention toolkit with a repertoire of questions to explore in therapy;  guidelines for practice; and healing ideas for work with SoSL
  • To hear inspirational stories of how SoSL in NL are creating legacy and changing the way we look at suicide loss