We Need Your Help!

SOBS currently has 60+ support groups set up across the UK, but there are still large areas that we haven’t reached, and we need your help to do this.

We are looking to raise £50,000+ to expand our support group network, and to train and develop our existing network to make sure we are offering the best possible support.

If you would like to help this campaign and donate, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/sbbs/supportgroupcampaign

You can also text donate to this campaign, by texting ‘SOBS02 £5’ to 70070 to donate £5 to this campaign. Donations can be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10, by changing the value in the text message.

The campaign is also live on our Facebook page, over at https://www.facebook.com/SOBSCharity

Become a Trustee and make a difference

Trustees’ Wanted

Survivors of Bereavement by suicide are looking for new Board members to join them and help influence the future shape and direction of their organisation.

We are particularly keen to recruit individuals who have relevant work experience in areas such as marketing, fundraising, Finance, human resources, business development, law and safeguarding, although this is by no means essential.

You should have a keen interest in mental health, enthusiasm and commitment along with skills and experience gained through family life, volunteering or professional roles.

You must be eligible to become a company director.

This role is voluntary with paid expenses and involves attending up to six Board meetings per year as well as involvement in chosen work streams and other events.

see the following guidelines from the Charity Commission

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/509664/cc3_lowink.pdf

If you are interested please contact our National Office.

Telephone: 01159 441 117

email: admin@uksobs.org

you can also complete the following application form and attach it to an email for the attention of the Chief Officer.

TRUSTEES APPOINTMENT APPLICATION

Articles of Association Amendment 10.03.13

Petition – Ban the use of the term “Committed Suicide”

Suffolk SOBs launched petition

The petition to ban the term “committed suicide” from our language was launched 27 August 2015.

We need ten thousand signatures for a response from Government and if we get one hundred thousand signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

Please go to Suffolk SOBs website www.suffolk-sobs.org.uk or click the following link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/106754 if you wish to get involved.  Follow us on Twitter @suffolksobs

The success of this campaign depends largely on each and every one of us giving our support and spreading the word.

Thank you.

Suzy Clifford – SOBs Suffolk

Angela Samata named Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015

Angela Samata woman of the year.

Angela Samata, Merseyside Woman of the Year 2015

Angela Samata was given the award during a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Liverpool city centre.

Former Walker Art Gallery employee Angela, who recently presented BBC documentary Life After Suicide, lost her partner Mark 11 years ago when he took his own life.

She went on to lead the Liverpool group of SoBS, an organisation that now helps more than 7,000 people through 50 support groups across the country, and was its chair for four years.

Angela also jointly won the Women of Courage category at the awards ceremony, attended by more than 450 people.

Well done Angela.

 

Helpline Volunteers needed

Have you been bereaved by suicide for 2 years or more?

Can you support others who have lost someone to suicide by volunteering for our Helpline?

If so, providing you have a landline, this type of support can be given from your own home. If you can give a 4 hour slot of your time any day of the week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., please contact us on 0115 944 1117 or download our Helpline Volunteer Application form

Find out more by going to our Answering the Helpline page.

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