Samaritans provide emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feeling suicidal. You can contact their helpline, email them, or use their webchat feature. They are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. They are open to all age groups and backgrounds, nationwide.
Sheffield Citizens Advice is a free advice service. They can help you find a way forward, covering issues including debt, homelessness, and gambling.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is an self-help organisation who work to meet the needs 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. During the pandemic they’re meeting online – to join, email [email protected] or ring Nick on 07858 290078.
Their national helpline is 0300 111 5065. It is open 9am-9pm Monday to Sunday.
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. During the pandemic, they can offer appointments via video call.
It is currently available in South Yorkshire.
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.
Help is at Hand is a free support guide for people affected by suicide. You can download the pdf by following the link below. It contains both emotional and practical support. People who have been bereaved by suicide have used their experiences to create this resource.
SToRMS is a fund which aims to reduce young male suicides, with a focus on training.
The Support After Suicide Partnership is a network of organisations that support people who have been affected by suicide. Their website has lots of resources to help you support yourself or a loved one.