Organisations providing support for those bereaved by suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide ( SOBS )

Provide a network of support groups throughout the country for anyone bereaved by suicide.

National Helpline 0300 111 5065
open 9am - 9pm Monday - Friday


The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents and their families after a child dies through a network of
support groups.

Helpline 0345 123 2304
open 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 10pm daily


Winston's Wish

Offers special support for bereaved children and those caring for them.

Family Helpline 08088 020 021
open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays



National bereavement counselling service.

Helpline 0808 808 1677
open 9.30am - 5pm Monday and Friday
and 9.30am - 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
except bank holidays


The Bereavement Trust

Offers a listening ear, information and support.

Helpline 0800 435 455
open 6pm - 10pm every evening


Organisations working towards the prevention of suicide


Helpline 0800 0684141
open 10.00am - 10.00pm weekdays
2.00pm - 10.00pm weekends
2.00pm - 5.00pm bank holidays


The Matthew Elvidge Trust


Feeling depressed, suicidal or unable to cope with life at the moment,
as well as speaking to your GP the following organisations offer help

The Samaritans are there for you 24 hours a day

National Helpline Number
116 123 (free to call)



Infoline 0300 123 3393
open 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays



SANEline 0300 304 7000
open 4.30pm - 10.30pm daily



Help for men of any age.

National Helpline 0800 58 58 58
London Helpline 0808 802 58 58

open 5 pm - midnight every day


HOPELineUK (run by Papyrus)

Help for young people and those concerned about them.

Helpline 0800 068 41 41
open 10am - 10pm Monday to Friday
2pm - 10pm Weekends
2pm - 5pm Bank Holidays


Black Dog Tribe

Black Dog Tribe is a social place to meet people like you, whether you’re stressed, suffering from a mental illness such as depression, or you’re a care-giver who just doesn’t know what to say or do.
Black Dog Tribe


Blurt It Out

Blurt It Out, tackling the stigma of depression one word at a time.
Blurt it out



For guidance and advice about living with mental illness.

Helpline 0300 5000 927
open 9.30am - 4pm Monday - Friday

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