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Suicide bereavement

If you are dealing with the devastating event of a suicide, see the local services and nationally than can help you come to terms with this.

Local support in East Suffolk:

Suffolk Cruse
  • Free bereavement support to adults and specialist support to children and young people.     

  • Group information sessions, one to one bereavement support up to 6 sessions via phone, zoom or in person, peer to peer support groups.

  • Call 0808 808 1677. ​​​

MIND Norfolk & Waveney
  • One-to-one support for up to 12 sessions for those bereaved and affected by suicide in the first 3 months of loss.

  • Suicide Bereavement Support Groups in Aylsham and Norwich.

  • Suicide Bereavement Cafes in Aylsham, Norwich and Thetford.

  • Support for young people aged 18-25 in Taverham who have been bereaved by suicide.

  • Call 0300 330 5488 or email

Bereaved by Suicide Service
  • Open to people in Suffolk, Colchester and Tendring who have been bereaved by suicide.  

  • Emotional support, practical help and signposting to other organisations. 

  • Call 01473 322683. 

Compassionate Friends
  • Support for bereaved parents and families  whatever the age of the child.  

  • Online information, Facebook groups and events, community forum and helpline.  

  • The nearest local support group takes place at Rowhedge, near Colchester every 2nd Sunday of the month from 3pm-5pm.

  • Call 0345 123 2304.

National organisations:

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
  • For anyone over the age of 18 bereaved by suicide.  

  • Helpline, online peer support groups, retreats and information.

  • Nearest group meeting face to face in Frinton, Essex.    

  • Call 0300 111 5065. 

Sue Ryder
  • Free support for adults 2+ months after bereavement.  

  • Online information, 6 online counselling sessions and access to an online peer support community.

  • Grief support for UK residents via text message. Access the text service here.

Winston's Wish
  • Free support for grieving children and young people aged 8-25 years old who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close relative.   

  • Information, advice and online support. Support is also available for carers and parents supporting grieving children.

Child Bereavement UK
  • Help for children, parents and families when a child grieves or dies.

  • Free confidential support for children and young people facing bereavement, and anyone affected by the death of a child.

  • Call 0800 028 8840. ​​​

Marie Curie
  • Free support for any bereavement.     

  • Support line and 6 sessions with a volunteer listener.    

  • Call 0800 090 2309. 

The Way Foundation (Widowed and Young)
  • For anyone who has lost a partner before their 51st birthday.   

  • 24/7 helpline and online peer support community.   

  • Call 0870 011 3450. 

  • Support for those dealing with the grief that comes with losing a loved one to suicide. 

  • Up to 12 free sessions of bereavement counselling, delivered via video or phone.

  • Call Suicide Bereavement Adviser Helpline 0800 054 8400.

  • Download Sidekick app to support you through the suicide loss journey. 

Care for the Family
  • Support for bereaved families. 

  • Call our CareLine 029 2081 0800 or email


Support After Suicide
  • This website offers practical information and resources for emotional support if you have been impacted by suicide.

Papyrus Hopeline UK
  • National charity dedicated to prevention of suicide in children and young people.

  • Engage them through our resources and training, learning with them and galvanising them to help save young lives.

  • Call 0800 068 4141.

Muslim Bereavement Support Service
  • The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a registered charity, founded in 2012.

  • A non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one.

Way Up
  • Way Up is an online self-help forum aimed at providing mutual support to those who have been widowed in their 50’s and 60’s.

  • Members of the forum initiate friendships, exchange views and give and receive care and support.


Discover local
group support

Social groups can help you connect with others who may be experiencing similar experiences of grief too.


Group support can help you feel less alone and can greatly improve your mental health.

Discover groups in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Felixstowe & surrounding areas.

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