Suicide Bereavement has been described as “grief with the volume turned up”, it’s effects on families, communities and society as a whole are devastating and tragic. 

Everyone affected by suicide will have a unique experience through the grieving process and it is extremely important that timely and appropriate support is available. Pete’s Dragons provide a bespoke service to anyone in Devon who has been affected in this way.

How can we help?

  • Provide a resource pack tailored specifically to your needs

  • We offer a listening service which can be through face-to-face visits, over the telephone or even by email, whichever is right for you

  • Offer practical advice and assistance on issues such as: how to inform others of the death, dealing with the media, wills and probate, applying for benefits, funeral arrangements, inquest advice and support and/or anything else that is causing concern

  • Source and liaise with other appropriate support services to ensure that you get the right help for you just when it is really needed

  • Children and family fun days designed to bring together those with a shared experience and send a clear message that it is ok to smile, have fun and enjoy what life has to offer.

  • Regular 8 week Grief Recovery courses which teach small and correct steps to resolve grief and say goodbye to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss.

  • Bereavement Counselling at Dragon HQ or another convenient location as required.

  • Minfullness through play.

  • Regular workshops and learning events focused towards emotional and physical wellbeing.

We also offer Christmas Hug in a Hamper and Comfort Grant options to both break through the stigma and isolation often felt after a suicide and assist those in financial distress. 

At a later date you may wish to take advantage of a break in our Holiday Home in Exmouth where you can relax and begin the process of building new and positive memories

If you need advice or support, do not hesitate to Contact Us.