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 email@example.com
Suicide Crisis run two centres in the Cheltenham/ Gloucestershire area:
Suicide Crisis Centre
Crisis services offering intensive support if you are at high risk of suicide, with continued support over the longer term on a less intensive basis.
Support if offered by a small team to build up trust, and provide continuity of care.
Support offered to anyone who has experienced recent or historic trauma. It serves Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas including Bristol, Birmingham and Oxford.
The trauma services at the centre are not just for people who are suicidal.
Contact Suicide Crisis on 07975 974455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.