Samaritans is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which lead to suicide. Open to all age groups and backgrounds, nationwide.
Amparo (by Listening Ear) provide emotional and practical support to anyone who has been affected by suicide. The service can be 1-1, with family groups, groups of colleagues or peers. It is currently available in the following areas: Knowsley; St Helens; Sefton; Wirral; Cheshire East; Cheshire West & Chester; Warrington; Halton; Suffolk; Barnsley; Rotherham; Doncaster; Sheffield; East Lancashire and Blackpool & the Fylde Coast.
You can self refer to Amparo, refer as an agency, or as a coroner.
You can find out more information about Amparo by watching these two videos:
Please note, Amparo is not a counselling service.
A support guide for people affected by suicide, with both emotional and practical support. People who have been bereaved by suicide used their experiences to lead the revision of this resource.
A network of organisations that support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. Includes specific content on different kinds of support.
SToRMS is a fund which aims to reduce young male suicides, with a focus on training.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is an self-help organisation who work to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Many of their volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide. The Sheffield support group meets 1st Wednesday of the month.