You may find it helpful to complete the free Zero Suicide Alliance online suicide prevention training, which provides advice about how to talk to someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. Launch training now.
Healthtalk.org is a helpful website which offers information about health conditions from patients and carers perspectives. Their self-harm module focuses on parents experiences of self-harm. Here, you can watch and hear individual stories.
MIND have available a leaflet which explains self harm and includes guidance for family and friends. Download the leaflet.
Have you been bereaved by suicide?
If you have been bereaved by suicide you are not alone and there is support available for you. Help is at Hand is a resource for people who have been bereaved by suicide, which was been developed by people themselves bereaved and suicide prevention professionals. You can access the online version via the Support After Suicide website. This website also provides helpful and practical information.
If you live in Oxfordshire Cruse offers a monthly support group for people bereaved by suicide as well as one to one bereavement support.
In Buckinghamshire, MIND provide a suicide bereavement support service.
In Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire and Banes there are various Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) groups. You can find your local group and lots of other helpful information here SoBs provides a helpline from 9.00am – 9.00pm, Monday to Friday. Phone 0300 111 5065.
Healthtalk.org has a module addressing bereavement by suicide in which people talk about their experiences of losing a loved one to suicide.