Other sources of support

The following organisations may also be able to offer support in the aftermath of an attempted or suspected suicide in your school community.

British Association or Counselling and Psychotherapy

Through the BACP you can find information about counsellors in your area.




Provides support services for children and young people. Phone the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK about any problem.

Tel: 0800 1111



Choose Life: The National Stategy and Action Plan to prevent suicide in Scotland

Provides details of the national strategy and action plan as well as advice on what to do if you are feeling suicidal or worried about someone else.



Cruse Bereavement Care

Promotes the well being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.



Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Promotes the well-being of bereaved people in Scotland.  The organisation aims to support people in Scotland bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They provide support and offer information, advice, education and training services.



Facing the Future

Support groups for people who have been bereaved suicide developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care.



NAPEP UK: Local Authorities Educational Psychology Services Crisis Response Team Network

A support network for peers involved in Local Authority Educational Psychology Services that offer support to school communities following a traumatic incident. The network shares information, discusses best practice and provides the opportunity to respond to large scale cross border incidents in a co-ordinated way.




Selfharm.co.uk is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and to be honest about what’s going on in their lives.



Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Aims to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. It is staffed by many who have been bereaved by suicide.



Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. They have lots of information and support available for children who are bereaved through suicide.




YoungMinds is the UK’s leading national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.