Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) provide dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
The helpline provides an opportunity to talk confidentially with someone who has been bereaved by suicide and to know that you are not alone in your experience.
Lines are open 9.00 am to 9.00 pm every day.
Telephone: 0300 111 5065
There is an email support service for people who prefer to share their experiences and feelings through writing rather than talking.
You can send your email to [email protected]
SOBS have a network of self-help support groups across the UK, where you can meet others people who have been bereaved by suicide. They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.
Groups are led by a small team of volunteers, most have been bereaved by suicide themselves. They typically meet once a month and last for around 2 hours. There is no set structure to the session – people are free to talk and listen as they wish. Many groups also offer a small resource library and can share information about local sources of support.
There is a group in Edinburgh that meets monthly.
How To Get In Touch
Provider's Name: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exist to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide. We are a self-help organisation and we aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. We also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.