Bereaved by Suicide Services

Bereavement is a painful experience for anyone, but when you lose someone to suicide, it can be particularly devastating.

As well as coping with your loss, the added complexity of suicide can be incredibly distressing and cause you to experience intense – and sometimes overwhelming – feelings.

Talking about what you’re going through and how you feel can’t change what’s happened, but it can make things a little easier.

While those around you may want to support you, they may also be struggling to cope, so having someone else to listen and help can be very important.

We can help

Our case workers offer emotional support, practical help and signposting to other services. We can help with everyday things such as dealing with phone calls, letters, or even making funeral arrangements.

We can also provide you with information on housing, debts and benefits, and are able to support you in your dealings with the police and coroner and around the inquest. If you need specialist help such as counselling, we can arrange for others to help.

Our caseworkers will tailor support to meet your needs. They will call you or visit you at home or somewhere else you feel comfortable. All the help we provide is free and confidential.

Our services

We provide a bereaved by suicide service for over 18s living in Berkshire. Anyone bereaved or affected by suicide can contact us on 07765 881205  or  email bbs.support@victimsupport.org.uk

Out of hours, you can receive support by calling our  national Supportline Service on 08 08 16 89 111.

Download our service leaflet here.

We provide a bereaved by suicide service for children and adults living in Suffolk* and Colchester and Tendring in Essex.

Anyone bereaved or affected by suicide can contact us on 01473 322683 or email SNEE.bereavedbysuicide@victimsupport.org.uk

Out of hours, you can receive support by calling our national Supportline on 08 08 16 89 111.

*excluding Waveney whose residents are supported by Norfolk and Waveney Mind – Home

Download our service leaflet here.

Samaritans
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope and needs someone to listen.  Local branches can be visited during the day.

Suicide&Co | Support after Suicide Bereavement
Suicide & Co. provide a national helpline and offer free online counselling to those who’ve been bereaved for six months or more.

Support after Suicide Partnership
The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support.  Their website has details of organisations across the UK and information on a wide range of resources.

SoBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
SoBS offers support for those bereaved or affected by suicide. Their helpline and email support service are staffed by trained volunteers who have been bereaved by suicide. There have online and local support groups around the country.