We help people living through the suicide of a loved one
Call us crazy, we'll admit, we're a little off our rocker with passion for making sure those that are experiencing suicide loss are supported. That's just what happens when you get a team of people that have experienced the aftermath first-hand working together towards making sure that all those bereaved by suicide in Devon and Cornwall have access to timely and appropriate support.
We are honest, brave, vibrant and a little bit sweary... so we will come straight out and say it - losing someone to suicide is just so totally devastating and exhaustingly shit. We know, we've been there. We know that as families, partners and friends adapt to the world without their loved one, we might be initially able to help in a number of smaller, practical and meaningful ways, such as: practical advice, comforting hampers, financial assistance, holistic therapies, family fun days and respite at our sea-side holiday retreat. We also know that psychological and therapeutic support must be timely, appropriate and carried out by professionals and we work hard to ensure we have a range of quality therapists and specialists within our team to provide their support. Click on any of the below headings to read more about us, get in touch or to refer someone for our support
Why do we do what we do?
The Campaign Against Living Miserably states that suicide is currently the leading cause of death for young men in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation has identified that in the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide and that suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among men and women aged 15-44.
The Office of National Statistics notes that Cornwall has one of the highest suicide rates in the UK.
In real terms, that is roughly 17 deaths by suicide in the UK everyday.
Each of those deaths results in 20-60 people being significantly affected.
Therefore there are, on average, 340-1,020 people each and every day who become
bereaved by suicide. They will experience shock, trauma, distress often coupled
with shame, guilt and stigma which can leave them isolated as they struggle to
come to terms with their lived experience of losing a loved one in this way.
We provide support in our own unique ways. Click on the below to learn how we can help.