Thursday 27th May 2021
The Ministry of Defence and Veterans UK are promoting a resource that helps those left behind when someone has died by suicide.
The Help is at Hand booklet is a resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.
Getting the right support
Those bereaved by a suicide are at increased risk of mental health and emotional problems and may be at higher risk of suicide themselves, so receiving the right support is essential.
Written by those bereaved by suicide for those bereaved by suicide
Individuals who have been bereaved by suicide have authored this guide, with support from experts at Public Health England, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Support After Suicide Partnership. It is thought, by giving editorial control to individuals with experience of bereavement it is hoped the ‘Help is at Hand’ guide will provide more relevant and personal guidance to others in this traumatic situation.
Further bereavement support
We have a page dedicated to bereavement and loss support and resources for anyone that has lost someone.
If bereavement is affecting your mental health we also have a page which signposts available support services and helplines for the Armed Forces Community.