A confidential support group to help those who have lost a loved one through suicide
Kindred Spirits The group has been established 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 sympathise with how you feel.
Support We provide an environment in which 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.
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 – we all grieve in our own unique way and in our own time.
This is a pilot scheme to encourage people to share their feelings and experiences and to help each other in their journey.
You are not alone. Our group is open to all those over 18 who have lost a loved one to suicide, either recently or long ago in the past.
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 resevation 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