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  • Suicide - Coping with loss

    Advice and information | 17 min read | Last updated: 20/06/2023

    This section looks at what support is available when a loved one has died by suicide. It also provides information about investigations that may happen and how to support someone bereaved by suicide. This information is for anyone affected by suicide.

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  • Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Brighton & Hove

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 20/06/2023

    The SOS service provides short term emotional support, information and advocacy to people aged 18+ who live in Brighton and Hove, who have thoughts of suicide or have made previous suicide attempts or those who have been bereaved by suicide. We offer psycho-social support to addresses the immediate crisis and provide ongoing support to help you manage your mental well-being. We accept self referrals or referrals from other services. We challenge the stigma attached to suicide by speaking openly about suicide, dispelling myths and giving useful and credible information. We provide support in a number of ways We can provide a range of 121 support. This can include: • Emotional support from our dedicated and qualified staff team • Signposting to other services or forms of help • Advocacy on your behalf should you need it • A recovery focused approach • Safety planning, self-management of pre-triggers. • Opportunities to become a volunteer and share your recovery journey and skills with others going through similar circumstances Our bereavement groups aim • To create a safe and supportive space where suicide bereavement and related issues can be explored • To empower group members to express their feelings • To explore choices and options • To connect people in the community and share experiences • To break down the stigma and taboo that can be associated with suicide and emotional well-being Groups will be maximum of six other members. This group will run with the same members for 5 weekly sessions then 7 monthly sessions, so we can support you for a period of time. We offer evening group sessions for those working or with other day time commitments. We run these groups regularly throughout the year. We offer to meet you individually before you join a group to make sure this is the group for you. You can download our SOS service leaflets and referral form from the 'Our downloads' section below.

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  • Surrey Support After Suicide Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 01/11/2023

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  • Black Country Support After Suicide

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 12/07/2023

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  • Gloucestershire Support After Suicide Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 27/10/2023

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    Last updated: 20/06/2023

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  • Rethink Mental Illness comments on annual suicide statistics

    1 min read | Last updated: 06/09/2022

    The Office for National Statistics has published new data on the number of suicides registered in 2021. The data reveals that the suicide rate has remained largely consistent with pre-pandemic levels.  Lourdes Colclough, Head of Suicide Prevention at Rethink Mental Illness, said: “We must remember that statistics can never truly reflect the mental anguish...

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  • Suicide rate rises for first time since 2013

    1 min read | Last updated: 03/09/2019

    For the first time in six years, the suicide rate in the UK has risen according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. In response to the rise, Brian Dow, deputy CEO of Rethink Mental Illness and co-chair of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance said, “Anyone looking at today’s statistics should be deeply concerned...

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  • Rethink Mental Illness welcomes £10m suicide prevention funding for charities

    1 min read | Last updated: 25/08/2023

    The government has today announced a £10m grant fund for charities to deliver initiatives addressing suicide.  Mark Winstanley, Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness, said: “We welcome this funding which will enable charities to deliver targeted interventions addressing the root causes of suicide, support people in crisis, and help families navigate...

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  • Our response to today's announcement of a new ministerial position overseeing suicide prevention

    1 min read | Last updated: 09/10/2023

    A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the global mental health summit, to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Theresa May said the appointment Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role, along with her current role of junior health minister overseeing mental health, will help tackle...

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  • Swindon and Wiltshire Support After Suicide Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 02/11/2023

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  • Addiction and Suicide Prevention Webinar

    1 min read | Last updated: 03/08/2023

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  • Rethink Mental Illness responds to latest ONS suicide figures

    1 min read | Last updated: 09/10/2023

    Today the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published data on deaths in the UK in 2017 that were registered as suicides.   There were 5,821 suicides registered in the UK in 2017, down from 5,965 in 2016.    Lucy Shonegevel, head of health influencing at Rethink Mental Illness said: “While any fall in the number of suicides offers hope, the numbers...

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  • Comedy and Suicide

    1 min read | Last updated: 09/10/2023

    Comedy and Suicide Prevention For over 30 years Kenny struggled to find a way to ease his depression. But after seeing an advert for a therapeutic comedy course, Kenny’s life changed forever. In this episode, we’re thrilled to chat to Kenny about discovering his new passion and to Angie Belcher, a professional stand-up comedian and facilitator of Comedy...

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  • Suicide Awareness Training

    1 min read | Last updated: 20/06/2023

    Suicide Awareness Training Our Suicide Awareness Training has been co-produced and designed by experts with lived experience of mental illness. The content is engaging and interactive, and the delivery methods ensure the subject can be explored fully and safely. This training course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to better understand the...

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  • Mendos

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 17/07/2023

    MENDOS provides support, information and advocacy for people aged 18+ who live in Brighton and Hove, who have mental health challenges who are involved with the criminal justice system. We work with people who are on probation, going through the courts, or have recently been released from prison or discharged from secure psychiatric hospitals. You can download our MENDOS service leaflets and referral form from the 'Our downloads' section below. MENDOS can help you get back into the community after discharge from probation services or prison. Through joint working with other partners and services locally. We can provide a range of support. This can include: • Connect with you through 12 weeks of one-to-one support. • Information about your rights. • Support your learning through education, training or volunteering opportunities. • Support you in being active with information about debts and housing services. • Support with statutory benefits and grants. • Give you self-help tools and coping strategies. • Provide advice and signpost to appropriate services relating to your medication diagnosis and other treatment. • Provide peer support courses / workshops

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  • Suicidal thoughts - How to cope

    Advice and information | 21 min read | Last updated: 20/06/2023

    This section may help you if you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, feelings, or intentions. It has ideas you can try to help you. It explains how you can stay safe, and how you can get support. This information is for adults in England who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. It’s also for their loved ones, carers and anyone interested in the subject.

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