Suicide Loss Support

Do not walk this path alone, there is lots of support out there to help you.

​A little ray of sunshine

Events

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Our SOS Packs are available to anyone living in Gloucestershire that has lost a loved one to suicide. They  include a Help is at Hand booklet, along with various leaflets and information detailing where they can recieve other professional support. We also offer 'Ray of Sunshine' boxes which are a really nice alternative to flowers, each one is different and tailored to the person they are for. We aim to offer a glimmer of hope to those walking this grief journey. Please fill out our REFERRAL FORM stating which item you would like to request and giving us a little information about those bereaved, their address, ages and also some informtaion about their loved one. This will help us to personalise their sunshine box  to make it a special gift that they can keep and use as they continue through their grief.
After losing a loved one to suicide, it may feel like you will never be able to smile again. We have learnt that getting outdoors and learning to appreciate the beauty around us has helped.  By focusing on each moment in time and grounding ourselves we manage to put one foot in front of the other rather than allowing ourselves to become overwhelmed with the future. We believe this is a really important part of learning to live again. We now run a weekly walking group with short walks every Sunday afternoon around the Stroud Valleys. We will also be hosting family days and other events enabling you to meet others and build positive supportive relationships and learn that you are allowed to smile again.

Bereavement Support

Other support & resources

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The grief you experience after losing a loved one to suicide is often referred to as 'grief with the volume turned up' and we believe that it is really important to seek support.  The trauma and unanswered questions ofter create deep emotional pain and some indivudals also develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Counselling is a really good way to help you learn coping mechanisms and techniques to work through your grief. It also allows you to speak openly about your loved one. From 2018 we are delivering Grief Recovery Courses as peer support, we are also in the process of setting up a support group which will be run by a professional Counselling Psychologist alongside Pete's Mum, Wendy. Please click the link above to find out more.
It can be hard to know where to turn to when in the initial shock and confusion after losing a loved one to suicide. Please know that you are not alone. There is a fantastic booklet called ' Help is at Hand ' which is a good reference tool and gives very practical advice. There are also various wesbites which provide very useful information. In Gloucestershire there is a Survivors of bereavement by suicide (SOBS)  group which meets the second Wednesday of every month 7.30pm-9.30pm. There are also support groups for bereaved parents through The Compassionate Friends that meet throughout Gloucestershire. Click on the link above for more information.