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Noel J. Brown Day of Hope and Healing


The Noel J. Brown Day of Hope and Healing will foster an opportunity for those who are grieving a suicide loss to enhance coping strategies, learn about available resources, seek mutual support, and participate in small group discussions led by helping professionals and survivors. In a safe and comforting environment we invite you to discover the empowering fellowship of others who have experienced loss.

Event Details:

Event: 1st Annual Noel J. Brown Day of Hope and Healing for those grieving a suicide loss.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Room J-2002, St. John’s College, Memorial University School of Social Work. See St. John’s College on north side of Campus map

Free Parking: Area 22, next to and behind St. John’s College on Campus map

Cost: Free

Sponsors:MemorialUniversity (School of Social Work, Counselling Centre, & MUN Chaplaincy) & Survivors of Suicide Support Group.


8:30 – 9:00 - Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 - Opening & Welcome

9:15 – 10:00 - Video: Changing the Legacy

10:00 – 11:00 - Dialogue and Reflection

11:00 – 11:15 - Refreshment Break

11:15 – 12:30 - Handling Grief & Loss

12:30 – 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 – 2:45 - Concurrent Sessions:


                     Learning to Laugh Again

2:45 – 3:00 - Refreshment Break

3:00 – 3:30 - Finding a Path: Survivor Panel ~ Stories and tips

3:30 – 4:00 - Reflection (Where to from here), Resources and Closing

 Registration Form:

To learn more about the day and to register online, please click here.


Contact Information

Kim Kelly


Meaghan Norris


About Noel J. Brown

Noel J. Brown was among the early group of Suicide Intervention trainers in NL. He initially recognized the need for Suicide Intervention while working at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary. From there he realized that the entire community was affected by suicide. Before passing to a courageous battle with Cancer, Noel devoted his time and energy conducting ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) workshops and educational sessions in the hopes of building suicide safer communities and to foster skills and healing of survivors.