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Support agencies for family and friends



  • Cruse Bereavement Care A confidential bereavement service. Website: Appendix 2 24 Tel: 0808 808 1677
  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Offering emotional help and support to those bereaved by suicide. Website: Tel: 0300 111 5065
  • The Compassionate Friends Charitable organisation supporting bereaved parents and their families after the death of a child. Website: Tel: 0845 123 2304
  • Samaritans Charity aimed at listening to people who are angry, depressed and suicidal any time – night or day. Website: Email: [email protected] Tel: 116 123
  • The Way Foundation Supporting widowed men and women under 51 years of age as they adjust to life after the death of their partner. Website: Tel: 01332 869 222
  • Winston’s Wish A national grief support programme for bereaved children. Website: Tel: 08452 03 04 05
  • Help is at Hand Very useful and widely used resource to provide important information and support to relatives and friends after a death by suicide. There is a downloadable booklet that is a first line resource used by many Mental Health Trusts and community services.

        Booklet: help-is-at-hand/

  • After a Suicide A thoughtful and helpful booklet for those bereaved produced by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Website: Booklet:
  • The Listening Place Offers free face-to-face support 7 days a week between 9am and 9pm for those experiencing suicidality. Self-referrals can be made by email or phone. Website:
  • Healthtalkonline: Bereavement by Suicide Thematically arranged clips of interviews with bereaved individuals to show impacts of bereavement by suicide and ways of coping. Website: dying-bereavement/bereavement-due-suicide/topics
  • Alison Wertheimer (2013). A Special Scar: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide Routledge: Abingdon. Book with very sensitive accounts of experiences of bereaved individuals. 


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