Support in the UK

Visit our UK Map of Support to see the support groups currently available throughout the UK.  Support groups are provided by a number of organisations, including Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), Cruse Bereavement Care and Samaritans, in addition to independent local groups.

Counselling

Many people find that counselling or therapy can help with their journey through grief, enabling them to acknowledge and come to terms with their loss. While we are not in a position to recommend particular counsellors, Counselling Directory is a good place to start if you are searching for local counselling support. The site provides an easy to use postcode search, and all counsellors listed have been verified as being a registered member of a relevant professional body. They also provide a web page on bereavement.

Our Support Groups

Our support groups provide a safe, confidential environment where people bereaved by suicide can meet and share their experiences, thoughts and feelings. Meetings are free to attend, and are facilitated by experienced volunteers who have themselves lost someone to suicide.

People can share as much or as little as they like. If you prefer, it’s okay to just listen. Often it helps just to be together in a room with other people who understand.

See our Support Group FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Visit the Suicide Bereaved Network Library (Work in progress)