The Suicide Bereavement Support Service has launched in North Ayrshire and Arran.

Who is the service for?

The service will provide personalised support to anyone impacted by the loss of
someone to suicide. This includes families and friends as well as children and young

What support is provided?

Specially trained staff will provide support based on the individual or family’s needs.
This may be with practical things such as helping them to arrange the funeral, or to
liaise with other agencies such as funeral directors, faith-based leaders, or Police
Staff will also be there to simply listen and be a source of support as families come to terms with their loss.

How can I refer someone?

Referrals can be made:
• For individuals living within the NHS Ayrshire and Arran area, whether the death
occurred in the area or not.
• For individuals not living within the NHS Ayrshire and Arran area, but where the death
occurred within the area.
If the individual/family impacted by the suicide is happy for a referral to be made
please complete the Suicide Bereavement Support Service Referral Form circulated with
this briefing paper.

How do I access the service?

This service is for bereaved people living in Ayrshire and Arran. You
can also access the service if you live out with this area, but where
the death occurred in Ayrshire and Arran.
You can email the service direct on:
Or you can call us on 0800 471 4768. Please note our telephone line
is not manned 7 days per week so you may be asked to leave a
Or if you are currently being supported by another agency, ask them
to refer you to the service via email. Staff will respond to all email
and telephone referrals within 24-hours.

If you have any questions about the service please email:
A member of staff from the local suicide bereavement support team will contact the
individual/family within 24-hours of receiving your referral.

Please see the following links for further information.


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