Some people find significant value in joining support groups to share experiences and emotions with others who have gone through something similar.
A bereaved by suicide support group can provide a safe environment to share your story of loss and what it means for you. It can also provide an opportunity to meet with others bereaved by suicide. Group members can share strategies to help and support one another.
Support groups can include:
- Suicide loss peer support groups
- WAVES suicide bereavement support groups
- The Seasons Programme of peer support groups for children, young people and adults who have experienced significant change and loss
- Bereaved parents’ groups
- Widow and Widowers Association groups.
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) may know about support groups in your area. To contact CAB, call 0800 FOR CAB (0800 367 222) or visit the CAB website.
‘Find your tribe, don't do grief alone’.
'Seeking support from others with lived experience has been so helpful for my own healing journey. Knowing you are not alone with how you have felt and how you are feeling brings a small sense of comfort. Also seeing how others (further down the line with their grief than you) are coping brings a sense of hope that I will be okay'.