Stay in the sun when the sunshine is gone, and you will find that the sunshine lives within you.

WHAT WE DO

 

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • Suicide Intervention Training

  • Suicide Awareness Training

  • Presentations telling 'Our Story'

  • Fundraising Events​​​

  • Suicide Awareness Campaigns

  • Suicide Prevention Partnership working 

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

  • Personal Experience of Suicide Loss

  • Practical Advice

  • Provision of a Liaison Officer

  • Grief Recovery Courses

  • Family Friendly  Events

  • SOS Packs and Little Ray of Sunshine Boxes

  • Private Facebook Grou​p​

  • Professional Led Support Group

  • Storms Walking Group

  • Signposting to further Support Services

We are not a crisis service and do not work directly with people experiencing mental health crisis. We will always signpost those who are in mental health crisis on to the NHS Mental Health Teams and Suicide Crisis in Cheltenham. Click HERE for contact information in a mental health crisis.

 

 

We accept referrals from anyone who is currently living in Gloucestershire that has been bereaved by suspected suicide.

 

We know that the shock and devastation experienced after suspected suicide loss, clouds all thought processing and judgement. You may not fully take in or comprehend what is being said or done.​​

 

Our liaison officer will make contact with those bereaved, to determine what support they may wish to receive. We can provide email, telephone or face to face practical support offering guidance and help. We will let them know that they are not alone. We also act as a signposting service to help those bereaved to find further professional support and guidance.

 

We also provide training in suicide intervention and awareness. ASIST and safeTALK are both accredited through Livingworks.

Bereavement Support

We are members of Support After Suicide Partnership. We offer various support services to people living in Gloucestershire who have been bereaved by a suspected suicide

Training

We deliver LivingWorks accredited training in suicide awareness and suicide intervention skills. We also tell our story and the learning points.

Campaigns

We are part of Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and we run regular campaigns and initiatives to raise awarness.

Events

We host fundraising and awareness events as well as bereavement events to bring the community together and let others know it is koay to smile again.