Timothy Pullen's mum supports homicide victims group
THE mother of murdered man Timothy Pullen said homicide changed lives forever.
"Your life really becomes a rollercoaster of highs and lows both emotionally and physically," Leanne Pullen said. "I have found it a real struggle."
Today Queensland Homicide Victims Support Group will hold a homicide awareness day at Caneland Central.
Family support co-ordinator Soraya Seklaoui said she had a stall set up near Big W and would be available between 9am and 4pm.
Material from a variety of services would be available.
Timothy Pullen went missing in April 2012. His body had never been found. "In our situation we don't know what a new day is going to bring. Is today going to be the day that the police come around and say 'we know where Tim is'," Mrs Pullen said.
"It's always in your head... where is he?
"For the whole three years it's been going on that's been the hardest."
Ms Seklaoui said there was "a real lack of awareness" over what was involved in a homicide loss.
Families were involved with police, the criminal justice system and put in the media spotlight.
"It's a really disempowering process," Ms Seklaoui said. "The strength that they show at the worst of times... you can't imagine going through a worse thing."
Mrs Pullen encouraged anyone who had been affected by homicide to attend the Mackay support meetings, which were held monthly.