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Resources for those bereaved by suicide
Healing support for the bereaved
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Support following a suicide
Local resource - only available in the following areas: St. Helens, Knowsley, Wirral, Sefton, Warrington, Halton, Chester, Cheshire East. AND, East & West Suffolk, Ipswich, Barnsley, Rotherham, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley and Hynburn
AMPARO offers support following a suicide in a range of ways, including:
- One to one individual emotional and practical support
- Help with any media enquiries you may receive
- Practical support when dealing with the Police or Coroner
- Help overcoming feelings of isolation
- Putting you in touch with local services that can help
AMPARO can support anyone affected by a suspected or actual suicide. This can be family members, friends or colleagues.
AMPARO means 'shelter' or 'safe haven' in the Spanish language and offers a discreet and completely confidential service. We can also support communities, schools and workplaces in the event of a suspected or actual suicide.
Support for families & professional education
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any ages dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Local and national bereavement care
Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Including face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.
Bereavement Support Groups
The Facing the Future service has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide.
Facing the Future support groups will give you the opportunity to meet others who have lost someone to suicide and share your experiences and feelings. Each support group is run by two trained volunteer facilitators from Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care and the groups run once a week over six consecutive weeks, with each session lasting for 90 minutes. There are a minimum of five and a maximum of eight participants in each group and sessions are free of charge.
Suicide bereavement guide
Suicide bereavement guide to support you from the beginning; what to expect, what might happen now, emotional and practical support, and lots of links and contacts to organisations that can help you. Written by people who have been bereaved by suicide themselves, and they have written the guide to help you.
Support After Suicide partnership have developed several suicide bereavement guides, download a copy or order one online.
Supporting those isolated by bereavement
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
Organisation of bereaved parents and families
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.
The charity for bereaved children
Offering support to young people who have experienced bereavement.
Our Freephone Helpline is a UK-wide national helpline offering support, information and guidance to all those caring for a child or young person who has been bereaved. It is staffed by people with extensive experience, who have up-to-date knowledge of supporting bereaved children and their families.