Henley-on-Thames Group

Welcome to the Henley-on-Thames Group

To lose a child, husband, wife, brother, sister, father, mother, family member or close friend is always painful.  When that much loved person has taken their own life, the pain is beyond most people’s comprehension.  Only those who have been through such tragedy can fully understand.

This is why the Henley-on-Thames Group of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide is so essential. This self-help Group provides much needed support and relief for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide.

Those bereaved by suicide often feel isolated at a time when they are hurting, suffering mental anguish and are vulnerable themselves to thoughts of suicide.  Even those fortunate enough to have strong support networks can still feel alone, unable to share their true feelings for fear of their impact on others, particularly when they are also in a caring role for others who are bereaved. Groups are run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

Jill Hall ~ Group Facilitator Henley-on-Thames Group

Jill Hall – My story about Henley.

Suzanne Mattingly started the Henley group in 2009 this was the year my husband took his own life, luckily, I was a friend already with her and her family and started to attend in 2010. She gave me so much support which I am forever grateful for as my days were very dark, I really couldn’t s light at the end of the tunnel. In 2013 Suzanne moved away from Henley and I had the opportunity to take over the group which I did and I am still doing it now. We meet in the centre of Henley on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Due to Covid restrictions at the moment we have been doing virtual meet ups on zoom. I feel out of a negative came a positive, I thought I would never get through the pain of what had happened but being supported be such kind, understanding people who themselves were going through so much pain really, really helped me. I’m just so grateful I have the opportunity now be in the position to help people the same way.

It really is good to talk.

Contact the Henley-on-Thames Group here