Facing the Future: Supporting those bereaved by suicide

We work in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Cruse Bereavement Care to run support groups for those bereaved by suicide. These group sessions offer support to help you understand your grief and cope with your loss.

Our support groups offer an alternative to one-to-one bereavement support, and are an opportunity for people bereaved by suicide to meet and share their experiences and feelings.

On average we run 6-8 groups a year at 46 Marshall Street W1F9BF.

To register your interest in future groups, or for more information, please email info@facingthefuturegroups.org or call 0208 939 9560 and leave a message and one of our team will get back to you.

Groups are made up of eight participants with two trained facilitators, usually one Samaritan and one volunteer from Cruse.

Groups are available to those aged 18 or over. Due to the intensive nature of the support groups we ask that you wait at least 6 months after a bereavement to attend. Before we confirm your place on a group one of our facilitators will need to have an informal chat with you on the phone to talk through what the groups involve and what you hope to get out of this type of support.

Feedback from those who have participated in our bereaved by suicide groups

“The group sessions were life affirming and enhancing. I felt I was not alone. There is enormous comfort in finding shared experiences of such a terrible thing.

"I feel so very lucky to have had this wonderful opportunity. I will never forget the overwhelming kindness and support that I have received.”

- Emily, group participant (reproduced with permission)

“Many group members talked of feeling isolated and alone in their grief, with unanswered questions and difficult feelings suffered alone.

"These groups were an opportunity to share these feelings and offer mutual support, in a way that therapy or any kind of one-to-one support could not do”

– Kate, Samaritans facilitator