Supporting those bereaved through suicide
Being bereaved by suicide has been described as ‘grief with the volume turned up’. Much of what the bereaved feel may be the same as when the person had died suddenly or after a long illness. Yet people say a suicide seems to intensify the normal responses to loss. For example, they may feel a sharper guilt over their own actions, a more bitter blame towards someone else who they feel could have prevented the suicide, stronger anger at the person who died or a deeper despair that someone close to them has died this way.
This half day workshop to improve knowledge, skills and understanding in supporting those bereaved through suicide The workshop is delivered in partnership with Rosedale Funerals. Research shows that in the absence of appropriate support, those who have been bereaved through suicide can often be more vulnerable to go on to experience thoughts of suicide or die by suicide themselves.