How to Get Support

You might need help to fathom your grief, find a way forwards and to find hope.  
You might need help because you have lost hope, you are suffering or struggling and you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.
You might be in a position to recommend various different ways to find help – podcasts, books, stories.
Whatever it maybe, please either contribute or read what those who are and have been through the toughest of times recommend.

Below are some Books, Groups, Websites and other resources that some of our visitors have found useful.

This source of help doesn’t need to be a last resort. They can provide support to anyone in distress, having difficulties coping or at risk of suicide, in the UK and Ireland.
Call their free helpline, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Shout

Provides a free, confidential and anonymous 24/7 text service to anyone struggling to cope. They also have a huge range of resources on their website.

PAPYRUS

Offers confidential support and advice to children and young people under the age of 35 who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. It also offers advice for those who are concerned about a young person. 

It can be difficult not only to ask for help but to know how to help a friend you think might be suffering. The Ask Twice campaign has some helpful tips about how to support someone who opens up and how to encourage talk.

Support After Suicide

The Support After Suicide Partnership is a network of bereavement support organisations locally and nationally. The partnership aims to support.

Blurt

Dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of depression. They have an extensive list of resources and support links on their website.

Support in your area.

Instagram accounts

These accounts offer support and explore grief and loss.

@letstalkaboutloss

@lifedeathwhatever

@lifeafterchloe

@cruse

@lemonadeinstead

@thegriefcase

@griefcase

@sketchesfromthecave

Recommend books -

Finding Meaning – David Kessler
Grief Works, Stories of Life, Death & Surviving – Julia Samuel
A Manual for Heartache – Cathy Rentzenbrink
When it is Darkest – Rory O’Connor
This Book Could Save your Life – Ben West

Recommended By Hilary Grime