Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service is part of MIND Taunton and West Somerset and is available to anyone bereaved by suicide in Somerset.  They run a 24hr helpline 0300 330 5463 and a monthly Suicide Bereavement peer support group, to contact the group call  (01823) 334906 or email Bereaved@MindTWS.org.uk.

 

 

 

 

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service specialises in individual and peer group support, including – advocacy, practical guidance, signposting and drop in sessions for those bereaved by suicide. Led by workers with personal experience of suicide our aim is to raise awareness of the impact of suicide on those left behind.

To get in contact with us, leave a message containing your contact details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

To find out more about Individual support contact Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service on 0113 2609328

To find out more about Group support contact Leeds Mind on 0113 3055805

Or email us at bereavedbysuicide@leedsmind.org.uk

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Groups

SOS Support Groups, run by Rethink Mental Illness, offer support for those experiencing suicidal thoughts or have recently attempted suicide. Support is also available to families and carers of someone that is going through a suicidal crisis or have been bereaved by suicide.

A leaflet with more information can be found here or contact the service direct:

Tel – 01273 70 90 60
Fax – 01273 23 53 90
Email – sos.mendos@rethink.org

Depression Alliance

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Friends in Need

Friends in Need is a supportive community for people living with depression. It is a place where you can connect with others online, through this website, and in your local area.

It only takes a minute to register through the secure and confidential site and then you will have full access to the Friends in Need community. Visit https://friendsinneed.co.uk/ to find out more.

Self-help groups

The Depression Alliance support a national network of self help groups across England. The groups are open to anyone affected by depression and they provide a safe and welcoming space for sharing friendship, support and ideas in living with depression. Most groups are facilitated by volunteers with personal experience of depression.

Find your nearest self-help group: http://www.depressionalliance.org/how-we-can-help/self-help-groups

Well-being Networks

The Depression Alliance wellbeing networks are about fun and uplifting social activities to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. Whether you want to learn new skills, get back in to work, build your confidence or just meet new people, you’ll find friendly meet ups and groups led by members themselves to boost your mood and lift your spirits.

Well-being networks are funded by local Clinical Commissioning Groups and are based within local NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services.

Find your nearest well-being network: http://www.depressionalliance.org/how-we-can-help/wellbeing-networks

Mind

Helplines

Mind offers two confidential mental health information services, the Mind Infoline and the Legal advice service.

Infoline

Provides information on a range of topics including:

  • types of mental health problem
  • where to get help
  • medication and alternative treatments
  • advocacy.

Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Tel – 0300 123 3393
Email – info@mind.org.uk
Text – 86463

Mind Infoline
PO Box 277
Manchester
M60 3XN

Legal advice line

Provide legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering:

  • mental health
  • mental capacity
  • community care
  • human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.

Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Tel – 0300 466 6463
Email – legal@mind.org.uk

Mind LAS
PO Box 277
Manchester
M60 3XN

Local Mind branches

Mind has a network of independent local Minds are run by local people, for local people. They provide support like counselling, advocacy, housing and more.

Find your nearest local Mind http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. A safe place to listen, share and be heard.

http://elefriends.org.uk/

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.

Support Groups

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide offer self-help support groups across the UK, where you can meet with other people who have been bereaved by suicide.  They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.

Groups are led by a small team of volunteers, most have been bereaved by suicide themselves.   They typically meet once a month and last for around 2 hours.  There is no set structure to the session – people are free to talk and listen as they wish.  Many groups also offer a small resource library and can share information about local sources of support.

Helpline

Tel – 0300 111 5065 (call charges will apply – Ofcom provide information about call charges and or you can check with your provider).

Available 9am to 9pm every day of the year. Calls answered by volunteers, the majority of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves.

Email

sobs.support@hotmail.com

 LGBT Support

For those who affected by suicide that would like to be supported by a volunteer who has been bereaved by suicide and is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

suzziholden@yahoo.co.uk or jackiecarter2706@yahoo.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Helpline

The Cruse National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement support volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by a bereavement. Our volunteers are here to help you talk things through. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to support groups, financial advice, and other useful sources of information.

The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is open for information, advice and emotional support, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday and Friday and 9.30am to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number is
0808 808 1677 and is free to call.

helpline@cruse.org.uk

Face-to-face support

Cruse offer face-to-face services via their Areas and Branches, and delivered by trained Bereavement Support Volunteers.

You can search for your nearest Cruse Area of Branch on their website. Each Cruse Area or Branch works within a specific catchment area and you will need to contact the Area to find out which geographical locations are covered by their services. Some Cruse services are able to visit clients in their homes or other local consulting rooms.

http://www.cruse.org.uk/cruse-areas-and-branches

Support for children & young people

Some Cruse Areas and Branches offer support to children and young people – contact your local Cruse to find out what services they offer.

 

CALM

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Helpline

For men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

Open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year.

Nationwide – 0800 58 58 58

London – 0808 802 58 58

Webchat

Opening hours are 5pm-midnight every day

Suicide bereavement support forum

A private and anonymous online forum for those bereaved by suicide. This is a place to get practical information and support from others who have gone through such a painful loss.

For access: email niamh@thecalmzone.net

 

ChildLine

Ways to contact ChildLine:

Speak to a ChildLine counsellor via the 24 hour helpline – 0800 1111

Email or chat online to a ChildLine counsellor via their website.