Suicide Awareness and Help

What are suicidal feelings?

Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can mean having abstract thoughts about ending your life or feeling that people would be better off without you. Or it can mean thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life. If you are feeling suicidal, you might be scared or confused by these feelings. You may find the feelings overwhelming. But you are not alone. Many people think about suicide at some point in their lifetime. “I couldn’t see past the pain. It was a different reality for me. I only knew I wanted the pain to stop, the anguish to go away.”  Click here to access the Mind suicidal feelings document for further information and help on the above. If you are in need of urgent help, please click here 

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SSAP – The Support after Suicide Partnership is the UK’s hub for organisations that support people who have been bereaved by suicide; who work together to achieve the Vision that “Everyone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide is offered timely and appropriate support” To look for support local to you, to access an electronic copy of this guide, and to access information and support following a suicide, you can visit their website: supportaftersuicide.org.uk or click the image to the left to access the Support after someone may have died by suicide booklet.

Black Country Support After Suicide

We are service based within the Black Country providing a range of support to those affected by bereavement by suicide.

We provide support for next of kin and close family members who are bereaved by suicide in the Black Country of any age including children and young people.

Our core opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am-6pm. We can also provide support up to 8pm, weekdays or at weekends, so that you can access us at a time that suits you best.

Our staff and volunteer team is made up of people from a range of different and diverse backgrounds with a range of different personal and professional experience. Some of our staff team and volunteers have personal experience of bereavement by suicide and this helps inform our approach and delivery of the service.

If you need a translator or interpreter in order to access our service then please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

A little bit more about the one to one support we provide:

  • Space to talk about your bereavement and explore ways in which you might be able to cope and find ways of dealing with your loss.
  • Emotional support that is tailored specifically to your unique situation and bereavement.
  • Signposting & referral to other services.
  • Practical support including help to navigate processes e.g. police, funeral arrangements, inquests, dealing with the media, notifying companies of the death and support to talk to your employer or education provider.
  • Advocacy to help you have your voice heard and speak out.
  • Written information and resources about bereavement by suicide.

You can download our referral form and publicity materials here

For more information, or to access the service, please use contact details below: