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
Please see links below to organisations that can help
Free online training from Zero Suicide Alliance
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – Overcoming the isolation of people bereaved by suicide (uksobs.org)
HCPC statement on guidance on health and character and suicidal ideation | (hcpc-uk.org)
If you’re having a difficult time | Samaritans
Talking to loved ones about your mental health (theasc.org.uk)
Stay Alive App – Grassroots Suicide Prevention (prevent-suicide.org.uk) & https://youtu.be/n6Awqi0V0L8
Stay Alive – UK’s 1st Suicide Prevention App
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
- Referral Form – in a word format or a PDF format
For more information, or to access the service, please use contact details below:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 0800 008 6516
- Website: https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/black-country-support-after-suicide/
ANDYSMANCLUB are a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. We want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. #ITSOKAYTOTALK
ANDYSMANCLUB has over 120 free support groups nationwide, running every Monday from 7PM except bank holidays. In these groups, men can open up about the storms affecting their lives in a safe, judgement-free and non-clinical environment. Our clubs are designed to be free of pressure, there is no obligation for men to speak, they can simply listen if they wish.
ANDYSMANCLUB takes its name from Andrew Roberts, a man who sadly took his own life aged 23 in early 2016. Andy was a lovely and doting father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, and was just 23 years old when he was taken away by suicide, sadly and tragically without warning.
On average one man every two hours takes his life in the UK. It’s often said to be a factor is that men don’t talk. That’s why ANDYSMANCLUB was born. Established in 2016 by Luke Ambler, Andy’s brother-in-law, the aim of the club is to break down these stigmas, support men struggling, and lend a hand to suicide prevention.
That change starts with you… Andy’s Man Club | #ITSOKAYTOTALK | Andy’s Man Club (andysmanclub.co.uk)