Launch of new bereavement support service for Suffolk and North East Essex

From Tuesday 1 June 2021, the new suicide bereavement support service will commence for Suffolk and North East Essex. The new service is being provided by Victim Support, who have extensive experience in this area and a strong reputation for supporting people through traumatic experience.

This is an all-age service to support all residents in Suffolk and North East Essex, with the exception of the Waveney area of Suffolk. Trained staff will be equipped to signpost to support for Waveney residents and those who live outside of North East Essex.

The service is free and confidential, providing timely emotional support, practical help and signposting in a timeframe that suits each individual. The service can also support anyone who has been bereaved by suicide, at any time in their lives.

Local liaison workers will be trained and will be in post over the coming weeks to support people as they need it. The service will work on a self-referral and third-party referral basis.

To contact the service, please email bbs.support@victimsupport.org.uk Victim Support’s national Supportline service is available 24/7 on 08 08 16 89 111.

The service is delivered by Victim Support, and provides to support to anyone who has been bereaved by suicide. The service offers emotional support, practical help and signposting to other helpful organisations. The service is free and confidential.

Email: BBS.support@victimsupport.org.uk
Call the Victim Support national support line service which is available 24/7 on: 08 08 16 89 111

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