Find support

If you feel that you need more support to move on from what you have experienced, there are national and local organisations that will be able to help you. As a first step, we recommend that you contact your GP for an initial appointment. They can help to signpost you to the most relevant service and offer you advice on any issues you may still be having. You can find out more about booking an appointment here.

Here are just some of the national organisations who may be able to help you with some of the issues we have covered across this site. 

Support After Suicide Partnership

Their website offers information and support for anyone impacted by a suicide.

Mind

They provide 24/7 emotional support, by call or text with trained volunteers, or online resources, to frontline workers

Samaritans

They offer confidential, non-judgemental, listening 24/7, 365 days a year. You can call them for free, their number is 116 123.

Winston's Wish

Winston’s Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children and young people (up to the age of 25) and those who care for them.

Coroners' Court Support Service

They can explain the process in detail and support you if needed. Call on 0300 111 2141 or visit their website

Support near you

In many areas, there will be local support services with specific knowledge of the impact of suicide. We have included some here, but will be building on this section in the months to come. 

London

Our Support After Suicide Service is for people who have been bereaved by suicide who live, work or study in the 5 North Central London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey

We can also provide support if you live, work or study outside of the 5 boroughs but are bereaved by a suicide that occurred within the 5 boroughs.

www.rethink.org/aboutus/what-we-do/our-services-and-groups/ncl-support-after-suicide/

 

Email supportaftersuicide@rethink.org

 

Grief in Pieces: Support for Suicide Loss is a suicide bereavement service for residents of the Northeast London boroughs of Hackney and the City of London, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering and Barking & Dagenham.

https://www.mindchwf.org.uk/our-services/grief-in-pieces-support-for-suicide-loss/

 

The South East London Suicide Service supports bereaved suicides in the Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewish and Southwark neighborhoods. Bereavement Suicide Services is ready to assist you in the aftermath of bereavement by offering personalized, practical and emotional support based on your needs.

https://blgmind.org.uk/ru/suicide-bereavement-support/ 

suicidebereavement@blgmind.org.uk

01689 811222

 

If you have been involved in, or affected by, a life-changing incident on the TfL network you can contact The Sarah Hope Line in full confidentiality. This includes being a witness to an incident.

There is a dedicated team on hand to make sure that you get the help you deserve, and work in partnership with organisations that can provide further specialised support.

Email SHL@tfl.gov.uk  

Telephone 0343 222 5678, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

 

www.tfl.gov.uk/campaign/incident-support-service

 

Sussex

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a 24/7 telephone service offering listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties with their mental health. 

 

The service is available to anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend and this includes carers and healthcare professionals. You do not need an appointment.

 

The Sussex Mental Healthline offers support to those who may be in crisis, distressed and in urgent need of help with their mental health.

Call 0800 0309 500

Open 24/7

 

The MHRRS service is able to support adults who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health, who think they are at risk of harming themselves or others.

 

The Mental Health Rapid Response Service accepts referrals for adults aged 18 and above, who are currently in Brighton and Hove, with urgent mental health problems requiring assessment.

 

Referrals can come from anyone concerned about someone experiencing a mental health crisis. It can be made by the individual themselves, their carer, health professionals or the Police. The service is both for individuals known to services and people not known to services.

Call 0300 304 0078

Open 24/7 

 

Established in October 2019, Community Roots is a network of local community-based services working together to support good mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove.

 

If you or someone else needs support they will help you navigate and access services.

0808 196 1768

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Wellbeing service can help you to find local wellbeing information and services. From this website to the teams in your local area, you can get advice and support on how to make small changes to improve your health and wellbeing, including how to stop smoking, how to become more active or how to make your meals healthier.

www.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk

 

We offer a variety of support and NICE compliant psychological therapies for Children and Young People and Adults. The services that we provide are delivered by a number of teams who work alongside one another to ensure that you receive the care and support that you need at every stage of your journey.

When we receive your referral and talk to you about your needs, we will discuss which part of the service is best suited to you.

www.brightonandhovewellbeing.org

0300 002 0060  

Our seven Wellbeing Centres, located across East Sussex, provide a range of community-based mental health and wellbeing support to enable you to get well, stay well and prevent crisis.

www.southdown.org/WellbeingCentresESCN