AMPARO offers confidential, practical and emotional support to anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups and to groups of colleagues or peers. The support offered includes:
Help dealing with the police and the coroner.
Helping with media enquiries.
Help preparing for and attending the inquest.
Helping people to access local support services.
You can download an A4, PDF poster, promoting AMPARO's service here. People can contact Amparo by calling 0330 088 9255, emailing amparo
This information booklet was produced by and for people who've been bereaved by suicide. The booklet covers a range of areas including inquests and investigations, bereavement and how friends and colleagues can help. You can order a free hard copy of Help is at Hand by ringing 0300 123 1002 and quoting "2901502/Help is at Hand".
This charity's range of factsheets includes one which focuses on bereavement by suicide. A PDF of the factsheet "Suicide - Coping with loss" can be downloaded from the site.
The Step by Step service offers support, resources and practical advice to schools and colleges where young people have been impacted by a suspected or attempted suicide. Information and guidance is available on the Step by Step webpages and from the Step by Step Team of advisors. Resources can be downloaded from the link above.
This site brings together information about support for people bereaved, or affected by suicide. The resources section includes leaflets, booklets and support guides, focusing on suicide prevention and suicide bereavement. All the resources can be viewed online, or downloaded from the site.
A confidential information service for people bereaved or affected by suicide. The impact of bereavement through suicide is devastating – for family – for friends – for the community.
The service has been set up to help answer your questions – whether it is seeking advice on immediate issues that need addressing or making you aware of ongoing support services.0161 983 0700, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays) This confidential service is for people living in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan
As well as providing support to young people who feel suicidal and to people concerned about a young person, PAPYRUS also offers a debrief service. People can ring HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141, after a recent experience of suicide or attempted suicide to debrief. Examples of who the service is for are below:
A concerned other after a patient/a loved one has attempted suicide.
A concerned other after they have asked a client ‘Are you thinking about suicide?’ and the answer was ‘Yes.’
A first responder after they have attended the scene of a suicide or attempt suicide.
Our debrief service is for anybody who has recently had an encounter with suicide, regardless of age.
PAPYRUS offers a professionals debrief service to support frontline workers, GPs, teachers, counsellors, police, first responders and other professionals who have had an encounter with suicide and would like to talk it through with a trained professional.
Call 0800 068 4141 or email pat
SOBS is a national self-help organisation which offers confidential support to people over 18, who have been bereaved by suicide. Support is provided by volunteers through the helpline, by email and through local groups. There is also a new suicide bereavement peer support group for men
Winston's Wish is a UK charity that supports bereaved children, young people and their families following the death of a parent or sibling. Because of COVID-19, all of the charity's face-to-face services have now moved to remote or digital delivery. Support is available via a free helpline, email, Crisis Messenger and online chat. The website includes several articles relating to bereavement by suicide. The book Beyond the Rough Rock, Supporting a Child who has been Bereaved through Suicide can be bought from the site.