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Hertfordshire County Council

Suicide bereavement support

The Suicide Prevention Network involves more than 20 organisations. Our vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no-one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.


Coronavirus - A range of support is available, specifically for bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic:

Resources and support for those who have been bereaved by suicide

CHUMS: Hertfordshire and West Essex Suicide Bereavement Service

The CHUMS Suicide Bereavement Service provides emotional and practical support to those affected by a suicide or suspected suicide death. We support adults and children, residing in Hertfordshire, West Essex Website:


Telephone number: 01279 212170

SOBS Hertfordshire

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) are a self-help organisation and aim to provide a safe, confidential environment where bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.

Hertfordshire SOBS groups:

Welwyn & Hatfield

Phone: Sheila 07902 077751


Phone: Jayne 07856 338210

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse bereavement care Hertfordshire supports the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

They offer one-to-one support, specialist support for children and young people, telephone and group support.

Other resources

This webinar series is aimed at helping people navigate the complex and confusing landscape of grief and loss. It's dedicated to both people who are grieving and those who are trying to support them.

The Support after Suicide Partnership is a UK-wide network of organisations that support people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide.

Guide that can support you from the beginning; what to expect, what might happen now, emotional and practical support.

How to support someone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide

Resources the police have to support you after a traumatic bereavement; what happens next and where you can get support.

Step by Step is a Samaritans service that provides practical support to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide.

people share their personal stories on film and discussing issues such as finding out, telling others, the inquest and support from family and friends