We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.
We have grown to become the only national charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide. We currently have around 150 volunteers across the UK who help to run our services – and we continue to grow. Our volunteers come from all walks of life but nearly all have been touched by suicide themselves, this experience enables them to connect with others.
We help around 7000 people each year, but sadly there is still huge unmet demand.
We have a small national support team in our office in Ilkeston, Derbyshire who provide support to our volunteers and who manage our operations. Our team of trustees meet regularly, providing leadership and governance to our charity. Our patrons are ambassadors for our organisation and they work to raise our profile and bring support to our organisation.
Please call our National Helpline for advice, support and compassion. Find a local support group near you. We are very sorry but our services are for over 18’s only – if you are younger than this, please click here to find out more. Our SOBS Facebook page also has a great deal of information and advice.
For any other queries please contact us or visit our website for more information about our service.