Support After Suicide – Help is at Hand
Help is at Hand is a free guide from Support After Suicide that provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support.
People who have been bereaved by suicide have used their experiences to lead the revision of this support guide to help others affected by someone taking their own life.
Help is at Hand provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support. The most recent official figures reveal 6,233 suicides of people aged 15 and over were registered in the UK in 2013 and suicide has far-reaching effects among friends, family, colleagues, and the wider community. Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems and may be at higher risk of suicide themselves, so receiving the right support is essential.
Everyone’s grief is unique, but people do not have to tackle the journey by themselves. By reading about others’ experiences in ‘Help is at Hand’ and seeing the specialist support that is available, newly bereaved people will get some comfort and reassurance that they are not alone, that they should talk about what has happened and that there is support available when they need it.