Suicide bereavement supports and developments

Suicide bereavement supports and developments

There have been a number of recent developments that will be of interest and or assistance to anyone that has been bereaved as a result of suicide.

Earlier this year the HSE launched a new guide developed to offer support and reassurance to those grieving the death by suicide of someone.

It is called You are not alone: Support for people who have been bereaved by suicide

It contains information on:

  • Taking care of the practical matters
  • What the person may be feeling
  • Getting through and creating a new future
  • Help and support

You can access it using the link above or email

In October, the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) and Healing Untold Grief Groups (HUGG) launched the Irish Suicide Bereavement Survey. This first-of-its-kind study aims to explore the experiences and support needs of adults who have been bereaved or affected by suicide in Ireland.

The survey is open to adults in Ireland who have been bereaved by suicide (such as family and friends) as well as the wider circle of people who may have been affected by the death (such as emergency service staff, health professionals caring for the person, first responders to the death, neighbours or other members of the community who may have had contact with the person who died by suicide).

You may know people bereaved or affected by suicide who would like to complete this anonymous survey. To participate, click here:

On this webpage, you can find out more about the survey and view a detailed Participant Information Leaflet.

Updates on the research are available via the following twitter accounts @NSRFIreland and @HUGGIreland or via the survey hashtag: #SuicideAfterWords

For details on local services and supports related to bereavement please click HERE.