What is the Suicide Bereavement Service?
The Suicide Bereavement Service is supported by Norfolk County Council’s Public Health Department and the NHS Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) and has been created as a result of a greater need for suicide prevention and complex bereavement support in Norfolk and Waveney.
Who is the Suicide Bereavement Service for?
Those bereaved and affected by suicide who may face a host of conflicting feelings: anger mixed with sadness; love and hate for the person who died; guilt often alternating with anger and blame for self and others.
1:1 Suicide Bereavement Support – offers 1:1 emotional and practical support for up to 12 sessions for those bereaved by suicide. Support is aimed at those who are in the first 3 months of loss, or before the inquest.
Group Suicide Bereavement Support – is aimed at those bereaved by suicide and over eight weeks offers a safe space where you can connect with others who have had similar experiences, which may help to reduce feelings of isolation.
Group Suicide Bereavement Support
REST Aylsham: We begin on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 from 1.30-3.30PM at REST Aylsham, 1 Red Lion Street, Aylsham, NR11 6ER. The group will run for 8 weeks, with a one-week break midway.
REST Norwich: We begin on Wednesday 4th October 2023 from 1-3PM at Norwich REST Hub, Churchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR. The group will run for 8 weeks, with a one-week break midway.
Suicide Bereavement Cafes
We offer a monthly one-hour bereavement café for those bereaved by suicide to meet others in an informal setting over a cuppa and cake.
Our bereavement cafe’s have been set up with the aim of offering support within the community where you can meet others who have also been affected by a death to suicide.
Offering you a place to talk with others who will understand, whilst providing you with a safe non-judgement space for
you to talk about your grief. There will be a chance, if you want to, to share your experience and your story, over a cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake.
You will be met by a member or volunteer of the Complex Bereavement Service who will be on hand to answer any questions, offer a listening ear or signpost you to other areas of support. They are not therapy and we do not offer counselling
Everyone over the age of 18, who has been bereaved or affected by a death to suicide are welcome.
Suicide Bereavement Cafe Locations:
- Aylsham – Last Thursday of the month – 11.30 – REST Aylsham Hub, 1 Red Lion Street, Aylsham, NR11 6ER
- Norwich – Last Thursday of the month – 14.30 – REST Norwich Hub, Churchman House, 71 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR
- Thetford – Second to last Thursday of the month – 13.00 – Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, IP24 1BT
For more information and to reserve your cake, please either call 0300 330 5488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I find out more about this service?
Call us on 0300 330 5488 option 1 or email email@example.com where you will be met by a Recovery Triage Operator who will provide you with further information about this service.
Whether it’s you, someone in your family, a friend or a work colleague, we are here to support you.