Being bereaved by suicide affects people in different ways. It is not our place to tell you how you should feel, you know how you feel. What we can tell you is that you are not alone because, very sadly, many others have lost a loved one, or loved ones, to suicide. We hope you find this page of some help and there are organisations you can contact that will provide help and support (see below or have a look at the page for your area).
Note: The links are provided as a convenience only and should not be taken as an endorsement of any website, content, product or service. Visits to linked websites are at your own risk.
Contacts and support for people bereaved by suicide
Bereavement Advice Centre: Freephone Helpline: 0800 634 9494. The Bereavement Advice Centre offers help on a range of issues. For example, from registering the death and finding a funeral director through to probate, tax and benefit queries.
www.healthtalkonline.org: a website concerned with many health issues. However, by clicking on the link provided you should go directly to a page where others who have been bereaved by suicide share their experiences.
www.tcf.org.uk: The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is an organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
www.tcfsiblingsupport.org.uk: The Compassionate Friends Sibling Support helps brothers and sisters suffering a bereavement, including those suffering a bereavement through suicide. Support is available via telephone, email and letter. The website also offers a resource of information.
www.cruse.org.uk: Cruse Bereavement Care is concerned with the well-being of the bereaved. They provide support and advice so that anyone dealing with bereavement can understand their grief and cope with their loss.
www.rd4u.org.uk: a website designed by young people for young people. RD4U means The Road for You. Have you been bereaved by suicide? If you are a young person this website will give you the chance to share experiences, thoughts and feelings.
www.sobs.admin.care4free.net: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
www.winstonswish.org.uk: Winston’s Wish helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death.