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

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Friday 14 December 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference will provide you with national updates and practical case studies aimed at delivering the national ambition of zero suicide. Throughout the day you will take an in depth look at the effectiveness of suicide interventions, the importance of early intervention and crisis aversion.

For further information and to book your place visit

https://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/towards-zero-suicide or email kate@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #zerosuicide

A 20% discount is available by quoting ref: HCUK20SOBS when booking.(*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Full T&Cs available upon request.)








Lincolnshire’s Suicide Prevention Day Memorial

Monday 10th September 2018 – 6:30pm

As part of the County’s on-going commitment to suicide prevention the Lincoln Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, with support from Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust are hosting a memorial for all those affected to come together and reflect on the impact of suicide and remember loved ones.

The memorial will be held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln. All are welcome. For further details see the following Suicide memorial order of service Lincoln


Leamington Group – September Meeting

National Suicide Awareness Day

The September meeting for the Leamington group will be held at the Fusilier Pub, Sydenham Drive CV31 1NJ at 7 pm until 11pm, not the usual venue.  There is a Jam night, awareness and fundraising evening for the National Suicide Awareness Day.

Volunteer Recruitment Appeal

A Group Leader and 2 Volunteers needed to run our SoBS Bradford group

Our Bradford group will unfortunately be closing in December.  Can you help?

  • Have you been bereaved by suicide for 3 years or more?
  • Do you have good inter-personal skills in order to lead a group, encourage and sustain discussion?
  • Be open and accepting to people of other cultures, beliefs and sexual orientation?
  • Are you confident in handling people in distress?
  • Are you caring and supportive?
  • Do you have good, independent judgement of situations?
  • Do you have the ability in working effectively as a member of a team?
  • Would you be willing to undergo training to develop skills?
  • Have you received help and want to ‘give back’?

To be a Group Leader Volunteer and start a group requires commitment and dedication in the interests of the individual and also the clients who attend the meeting.

Due to the sensitive nature of our charity we require all volunteers to complete an application form in line with our policies and procedures.

For further details please follow link https://uksobs.org/help-us/support-group-volunteers/

If you wish to discuss any further details, then please do not hesitate to contact the National Office on:

Tele:  01159 441 117

Email: admin@uksobs.org

Call out for Participants

Sophie is a Producer for News UK and is working on a video as part of a Movember campaign with the Sun.

Please see the following request from Sophie.

I’m looking for case studies to feature in a video called “Letters to my Dad”, which we would like to shoot in mid-September.

The pretence of the video will see each person in the video read out a letter to their father, who it will later become clear, has died. Each person is from a different walk of life, but all share the devastating loss.

We would like to find one or two case studies, who have lost their father to suicide, to write a letter to their lost loved one, and read it on camera. The other case studies will have lost their father to testicular and prostate cancer.

Our company is not allowed to directly donate to charities as a form of payment, but we do have budget to pay for participants, who can, of course, do what they wish with the money.

Please let me know if you are able to help with any case studies. I think this is going to be a very moving and important piece.

Looking forward to hearing from you.



Sophie Crockett
News UK
Tel: 0207 7824634
Mobile: 07815448585

Suicide Bereavement: Breaking the Silence – October 16th and November 6th 2018



This international conference is a collaboration between Suicide Bereavement UK and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. It provides a platform whereby individuals can network, learn from each other and share good practice in this newly developing field in the UK. Over 350 delegates, from several countries attend this event and it is always over-subscribed.

Venue: Pendulum Hotel, Manchester. M1 3BB https://www.pendulumhotel.co.uk/

PABBS evidence-based suicide bereavement training has been informed by a three-year study, led by Dr. Sharon McDonnell’s research team at the University of Manchester. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and first of its kind internationally. The training helps to address one of the key areas for action in England’s suicide prevention strategy (DH, 2017).

For more information and bookings please follow the link provided:


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