Families will be supported by an experienced practitioner through the initial weeks following a suicide when everything feels so difficult and confusing. This support is not therapeutic but a ‘holding’ hand at a time when things feel really tough. The practitioner may help with practical issues such as talking to school staff or to clubs that the person who has died belonged to or offer support with regards to the inquest. They refer individuals into their therapeutic services at a time that feels right for the individual.
For more information about this service please contact Caroline Holley - Bedfordshire Suicide Bereavement Service, on 01525 863924