The Support after Suicide Partnership was set up in 2013. Since then, we have worked tirelessly to improve how those bereaved or affected by suicide are supported and guided. Below, we have outlined some of our current projects to make that happen.
We have developed this website to offer a network of support to our visitors. You are not alone. We work with over 100 organisations from across the UK to help you find support near to you. To find local support, you can use our interactive map page or you can download a list of support in your region. You can also find lots of information and support in one of the support guides.
Help is at Hand
We worked with the Department of Health, Public Health England, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and The Alliance of (small) Suicide Prevention Charities to produce Help is at Hand – a resource for support after someone may have died by suicide. It is written for people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide, by people who have been bereaved themselves. You can read a copy on our website, download it, or order a hard copy here.
We know that over 6,000 people take their lives in the UK each year, devastating the family, friends and communities they leave behind. But we don’t know the full impact of suicide on UK. How does it effect the everyday person? Jobs? Relationships? Education? Health? We need answers. So, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, we have launched a national research project that will ask people how suicide has affected their lives. We are running a nationwide survey. We are currently in the pilot phase of this survey, and will launch it to the public in 2017.
Guidelines for Local Support Services
With Public Health England and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, we have written guidelines for services who deliver support to those bereaved by suicide. By helping services to have the highest of service standards, we are able to make sure support is as helpful as it can be, wherever you are in the UK.
We are constantly expanding our membership. Our members come from all walks of life and deliver different services. From the British Transport Police and the Samaritans, to small charities, trusts, and individuals, we are forming a diverse expert network across the UK. If you would like to become a member, you can do so through the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. You can complete their membership form and state your interest in becoming and SASP member.