Take My Hand
In ‘Take My Hand’ Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa take readers on a very personal exploration of the universal experiences of grief and loss, love and friendship that connect us all. It is a lifeline both to those overwhelmed by heartbreak and for friends and family who don’t know how to help. A powerful reminder that no matter how difficult life gets, you are not alone.
Supporting those bereaved by suicide
Please see North Yorkshire’s support lines for those bereaved by suicide and read how we can help.
Suicide Bereavement UK launches 2020 ‘From Grief to Hope’ Report
7,158 people completed the survey, and findings are presented in the report.
This is the largest suicide bereavement survey internationally.
Aims of the study
- To understand the impact of a death by suicide on the lives of those who were bereaved/affected by suicide
- To establish the type of support/services people bereaved by suicide had accessed, their experiences of services and whether their needs were met
- To explore how support for people bereaved or affected by suicide can be improved.
The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) provides a confidential support service to anyone who may find themselves caught up in an incident.
MIRT are a group of trained volunteers who offer their time to help with emotional and practical support to people affected by a range of extraordinary situations. For example, road traffic accidents, bereavements, community evacuations, witnessing or being caught up in larger emergencies.
All team members are trained in Mental Health and Psychological First Aid, along with safeTALK and Asist skills for those bereaved by suicide. The team have also received training from other professional organisations such as Cruse Bereavement, Alzheimers Society and Suicide Bereavement UK.