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PAPYRUS believes that everyone bereaved by suicide needs informed support.

Losing someone close to you is very distressing. But if that person ended their own life, the tragedy is compounded. Society still treats those bereaved by suicide in a different way to people who are bereaved by illness or accident. Many people are afraid to talk about suicide, and there is the added burden of 'Why?'.

Remember it is important to look after your health during this stressful time.

Shadow of Suicide
The Compassionate Friends have a Subgroup called Shadow of Suicide for the parents and families of children who have taken their own lives. It was founded in 1986 and can be contacted on 0117 953 9639 or via their website, www.tcf.org.uk They offer support by phone and meet as local groups in some areas.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), their helpline is 0870 241 3337, their website is www.uk-sobs.org.uk and email at sobs.support@care4free.net. SOBS also have local groups who meet regularly to offer on-going support.

Often there are support groups run by local hospitals - the Chaplain might know of one.

Other agencies offering help:

Bereaved by Suicide Helpline 01252 661002

CRUSE, Helpline 0870 167 1677 CRUSE also offer help for children who have been bereaved

Despair After Suicide (North England) 01772 760662

Suicide Bereavement Support Norfolk 01603 414247

Take My Hand, Support group Sheffield 0114 279 6333

Leeds Loss Group 0113 305 5313

Child Bereavement Trust 01494 446648

London Bereavement Network 020 7700 8134

Winston's Wish - Support for children 01452 394377

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