The Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service offers a range of support options across Somerset to enable anyone aged from 5yrs+ who has been bereaved, or affected by a suicide, to find the right level of support for their needs.


1-2-1 Bereavement Support: Offering 1-2-1 bereavement support, and specialist bereavement counselling sessions, via online, telephone, and a number of locations across the county.


Peer Groups: They run a regular facilitated in-person Peer Groups in a number of locations where you can meet with, talk to, and hear from, other people who’ve been bereaved by suicide, in a safe, supportive and open environment.


Crisis support referral: For anyone who is feeling especially vulnerable they can refer you to a specialist listening service for dedicated calls.


Outreach Surgeries: Every month they take their service to locations across the county with our Outreach Surgeries, which offer pre-booked 1-2-1’s, a facilitated Peer Group, and information/signposting.


Community Interventions: Sometimes a suicide can impact a whole community.  They can bring our service to your community to offer support to anyone who needs it.


Early response support: Working with Avon & Somerset Constabulary, they will respond within 72hrs of a suspected suicide, offering support, or a listening ear to those immediately affected.


Information and Resources: If you’re a professional supporting someone who’s been bereaved by suicide as part of your role, they are here to offer advice and guidance to help you meet the needs of the individual.


HELPLINE 0300 330 5463



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