Have you been affected by suicide

In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough suicide bereavement support is provided by Lifecraft and is available for friends and families members affected by suicide in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area. For further information about the service and how to access it click here  

A support group for people bereaved by suicide is run by the Heart and Soul team at Cambridgeshire and Peterborugh Foundation Trust. The purpose of the Bereavement Support Group is to give individuals the opportunity to meet others who have been bereaved by suicide and be able to talk in a warm, caring environment supported by experienced bereavement volunteers. The bereavement support group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 6.00-7.30pm, via Zoom. Meeting ID details will be sent to you on enquiry. If you would like to be part of the group please contact Jane Pope, Mental Health Chaplain, Heart & Soul Service, 07973 883511, jane.pope@cpft.nhs.uk. 

Help is at hand A resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping…

Winstons Wish  providde support for children who have been bereaved including those bereaved by suicide.  

Walk with us is a tool kit for supporting children and young people affected by suicide. 

INQUEST is a charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.

Suicide and Co offer individual couselling for people affected by suicide. To find out more about how to access this support and for information on how to have supportive conversations with people who have been bereaved by suicide   

Survivors of bereavement by suicide provide support groups for those affcted by suicide, facilaited by those affected by suicide. The site also contains information on how to access other resources to support people bereavement by suicide.   

Support after Suicide The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to achieve a vision that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support. The Finding the Words booklet can be accessed via their website.

CALM (Campaign against living miserably) provide information and support for people bereaved by suicide

For staff working with patients a guide has been developed using the results of a survey of psychiatrists who had experienced the death of a patient by suicide, evidence from the research literature and from personal experiences. It is aimed primarily at psychiatrists (from trainees to experienced consultants) and may also be helpful for other staff groups.  For copies of the guide click here. 

Cruse Bereavement Care supports people after the death of someone close. Their trained volunteers offer confidential face-to-face, telephone, email and website chat support, with both national and local services. They also have services specifically for children and young people.

AMPARO focuses on providing emotional and practical support for people including 

  • dealing with police and coroners
  • helping with media enquiries
  • preparing for and attending inquest
  • finding other, appropriate, local support services

Life after Dan supporting those bereaved by suicide. 


As a patient

As a patient, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Patient Advice and Liaison service  Contact the Trust