A confidential bereavement support group, helping those who have lost a loved one through suicide
Monthly meetings to date
Bereaved people supported
Face-to-face support hours
Kindred Spirits CASAS, is a specialist suicide bereavement support group, established and run by people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. People often find it easier to talk to someone who has experienced a similar tragedy and can more easily identify and sympathise with how you feel.
Bereavement Support We provide a relaxed, informal environment, where people can share their feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential environment, with the aim to help people better understand and manage their feelings and to improve their quality of life.
We all grieve in our own unique way and in our own time. CASAS provides an environment where people can share coping strategies to deal with their loss, talk openly about the aftermath and support each other at different stages of their journey.
You are not alone We understand some people are naturally nervous about attending. There is no need, we meet in an informal, relaxed environment. There is no pressure to talk at the first meeting, nor any other meeting. Many find comfort in just listening to others, knowing they are not alone. Some have lost a loved one as recently as a couple of months ago, others, many years ago in the past and still struggling to manage their feelings.
Our group is open to all those over 18 who have lost a loved one to suicide.
We meet the last Wednesday every month. For more information visit our Meetings page.
Due to the current Covid situation spaces are be limited. To book your place please call 01322 389144, or alternatively, click on the link below and complete our online reservation form.
I went to my first group on the 24th of March 2021. I felt so comfortable and at ease, I found I could talk freely on how myself and my family around me had been affected since the loss of my son. To hear others talk about their losses and how they were affected really helped me. The anger, disbelief, denial, the guilt, the what if’s, and the feeling that I had let him down in some way. I soon realised I was not the only one feeling this way.
A welcomed support for me and my wife
I lost my son to Suicide – Shock, immense sadness, tears, failure, guilt, was followed by many ‘what if’s’ and ‘why’s’. I was a bit sceptical at first, but have found these bereavement support groups a comfort and give me a renewed energy. Even knowing I am not alone in many of my day-to-day thoughts, emotions and feelings has been a huge help.
Our partners and sponsors
Care and Support after Suicide (CASAS)
The Old Fire Station