About

Pete was an integral part of our family and is dearly missed.

Our Story

"i'll be your candle on the water" 

Pete Morris was 29 when he took his own life. He had no history of mental illness and although he was feeling low from a recent relationship breakdown, he never indicated that he was struggling. He was a popular and charismatic artist with a wonderful sense of humour. Everybody loved to spend time with Pete; with his infectious laugh and huge smile he was sure to brighten your day. He was extremely close to his family and had a very strong network of friends that all loved him dearly. Never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined Pete could contemplate doing this. We feel the pain of his loss everyday and miss him immensely. We will forever ask ourselves why.

After losing Pete, it quickly became apparent that there was not much provision or signposting to support after Suicide Bereavement in Gloucestershire – In particular, there was a real need for access to information and advice about the inquest and professional advice and support, especially to help work through the trauma. Suicide Loss it is a lonely and confusing journey and we do not want others to have to walk this path alone.

We aim to be the small ray of light in the darkness offering others comfort and support that is so desperately needed at this difficult time.  We endeavour to provide other families with practical support and guide them to the professional support available to them so they do not feel overwhelmed and alone. This we hope will give them a glimmer of hope for the future. 
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Mission Statement

Our Beliefs

Our Aims & Objectives

  
We exist to reduce the number of people who take their own lives in Gloucestershire. Will aim to raise awareness of the stigma that surrounds mental health. We aim to highlight and help others identify suicide indicators. We endeavour to equip individuals and the community with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour. We believe that everyone can play a part in making Gloucestershire a suicide safer community.

We endeavour to support any individuals living in Gloucestershire that have been bereaved by suicide and work to provide timely practical care and the best possible help to these individuals. We endevour to signpost individuals to further professional support and guidance.
  
  • We believe that suicide is preventable
  • We believe that everyone can play a role in preventing suicide
  • We believe that everybody should have access to timely professional support
  • We believe that mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health
  • We believe that no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide  
  • We believe those bereaved by suicide should have access to adequate support services
    
  • To raise awareness about suicide and the effects
  • To work with local organisations and bodies to promote good mental health
  • To inspire excellence to achieve transformed, integrated services
  • To educate others of suicide risk factors and to enable them to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour
  • To use our personal experience of suicide loss to inform and inspire others
  • To provide  advice and support to those bereaved
  • To signpost those bereaved to further professional support services