Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide through a helpline answered by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide and a network of local support groups.
The Compassionate Friends
The Compassionate Friends support people when a child of any age dies through any cause. They have local support groups and online message boards with special sections for those bereaved by suicide and childless parents.
- Helpline: 0345 123 2304, Daily 10:00-16:00, 19:00-22:00
If U Care, Share Foundation
If U Care, Share Foundation provides practical and emotional support to people bereaved by suicide. It also offers training in suicide prevention and support to young people at risk of suicide around North East England. It is run by people who have experienced loss by suicide. The Road Ahead is a free resource available on the website that is written by people bereaved by suicide giving their perspectives if dealing with the daily impact of loss.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse supports people after the death of someone close. Their trained volunteers offer confidential face-to-face, telephone, email and website support, with both national and local services. They also have services specifically for children and young people.
Support After Suicide
A website with details of organisations who offer support to people bereaved by suicide and information about relevant resources. The website is provided by the Suicide Support Partnership, an alliance of organisations with a focus on providing timely and appropriate support to everyone bereaved or affected by suicide.
Outlook SouthWest Suicide Liaison Service
This is a specialist service developed to support people who have been bereaved by suicide. They have trained professionals with expert knowledge, skills and experience in helping those who have been bereaved in this way. The type of support they provide includes: face-to-face contact with those who are left behind (family, loved ones or friends), information, practical support and guidance about the sorting out of personal affairs, as well as liaison with the Coroner's Office, the Police, media or faith groups where necessary.