Personalised bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England to care for people after a relative or friend’s suicide.
People who have lost someone close to them due to suicide will benefit from dedicated bereavement care. The government has announced plans to roll out services on the NHS across England.
The plans mean anyone affected by a family member or friend taking their own life will have access to practical and emotional support in the days and months following their death. Ten areas are will benefit from the £1,082,000 fund, with support ranging from one-to-one sessions with trained volunteers or counsellors, group support, or signposting to specialist mental health services.