Bereaved By Suicide

When someone dies by suicide, those left behind have to deal with an overwhelming range of practical and emotional issues. At first it can be difficult to think about getting support because all your energy will go into surviving and coping with all the challenging and practical problems that may arise.  Within the Bereaved by Suicide Service we are here to support you at the right time for you or your family.  Grieving is very individual and our service is tailored to meet your individual needs.  There is no time limit for when a person can avail of the Bereaved by Suicide Service.

The Bereaved by Suicide Service provides one-to-one therapeutic sessions, bereaved by suicide support groups in Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Coleraine and Cookstown and scheduled events throughout the year.

Support is available to anyone bereaved by suicide over the age of 18, living or working within the Northern Health and Social Care Trust area, which includes the four District Council areas, Antrim and Newtownabbey, Causeway Coast and Glens, Mid and East Antrim and Mid-Ulster.

Bereavement Booklet– Hope and Light in the Darkness (pdf)

If you would like more information please contact Bereaved by Suicide Service Manager Danielle Gallagher:  danielle.gallagher@northerntrust.hscni.net.

If you have urgent support needs, you should contact

  • Your GP, or  Dalriada Urgent Care on 028 25663500 out of hours service or
  • LIFELINE Freephone 24/7 helpline – 0808 808 8000

 

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