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.
The service offers support to all individuals affected by suicide: individuals who are currently suicidal or who have recently attempted suicide and those bereaved by suicide.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
Support Helpline & Email
Child Bereavement UK support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Their helpline provides confidential support, information and guidance to families and professionals. Professionally trained bereavement support workers are available to take calls 9am – 5pm Monday-Friday.
Tel – 0800 02 888 40.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides a space for bereaved families to make contact, share experiences and concerns, and to offer support to one another.
Other support services
Child Bereavement UK offer a range of other support services, including support groups and booked telephone sessions.
You can find out more on their website http://www.childbereavementuk.org/support/
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
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.
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.
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.
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 08088 020021
Lines are open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and is free to call.
The helpline offers support, information and guidance to anyone caring for or supporting a bereaved child or young person.
Face to face bereavement support
Winston’s Wish offer a range of face to face bereavement support services including individual and group work and support for the under 5’s.
Winston’s Wish offer drop-in services in the Gloucestershire, the North West and West Sussex. See their website for more details: www.winstonswish.org.uk/drop-in
PAPYRUS run a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209 697
Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to anyone in distress, including anyone that is feeling suicidal.
Helpline – 116 123
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org