Organisations offering support
A mental health crisis is when you feel your mental health is at breaking point.
The MIND website provides a list of crisis houses which may be able to offer support in a crisis through a brief stay.
Help Is At Hand
This is a free resource from the NHS designed for people bereaved by suicide and other sudden, traumatic death available for download.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support. It offers information, advice, education and training services. Visit their website for more details.
Daytime help line: 0844 477 9400
Email support: email@example.com
Young Person’s Helpline: freephone 0808 808 1677
The Compassionate Friends
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. Their helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen and can also put you in touch with a Local Contact and provide information about TCF’s services.
Helpline: 08451 23 23 04 (Every day: 10.00 – 16.00 and 19.00 – 22.00)
Email (information and support): firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as providing a general helpline, the Samaritans have groups in some areas for people who have been bereaved by suicide. You can contact them by phone, email or post - details here.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide provides emotional and practical support to those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. The aim is to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. It is a self-help organisation and many of those helping have, themselves, been bereaved by suicide.
National Helpline: 0844 561 6855 (Available 9am – 9pm every day)
Email support: email@example.com