Each year in the UK, more than 6000 people take their own life – each suicide has a devastating and lasting impact on their families, friends and communities.
Support after suicide.
Those bereaved by suicide often feel isolated at a time when they are hurting, suffering mental anguish and are vulnerable themselves to thoughts of suicide. Even those fortunate enough to have strong support networks can still feel alone, unable to share their true feelings for fear of their impact on others, particularly when they are also in a caring role for others who are bereaved.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBs)
SOBs exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. SOBs is a self-help organization which provides a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other
Call: 0300 111 5065
9am-9pm, Monday to Friday
AMPARO means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish. AMPARO provide support for anyone affected by suicide, whether a recent or a historical death. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation
Call: 0330 088 9255
9am -5pm, Monday to Friday
Barbara Bettle Foundation
The Barbara Bettle Foundation provides support, counselling services, therapy and activity sessions to anyone who has been affected by suicide on Merseyside. It was set up to help save the lives of others in memory of Barbara Bettle who died by suicide in 2015.