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If the family find it too difficult to discuss the suicide with the child, they should ask for professional help.
Slide Away offers tailored support to those bereaved by suicide. Referrals are submitted in the normal way and are triaged by our clinical team. Please refer to our ‘how to refer guide’ to find out how to refer a child.
Author: Di Stubbs, Julie Stokes
This booklet offers practical advice for families in the immediate days and weeks when suicide has been the cause of death. It aims to give parents and professionals the confidence to involve children in discussions about the nature of a death by suicide.
Author: Emmi Smid
This book tells the story of Luna, whose mum died by suicide one year ago and she still finds it difficult to understand why. Dad talks to her and explains what happened, and together they think about all the happy memories they have of Mum. This book is designed to be read with children age 6+ who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. It includes a guide for parents and professionals.
Author: Diana Sands
Provides adults with the understanding and assistance to support primary school aged children experiencing the death of a family member to suicide. It is not intended for children to read on their own, but as an assisted reading activity with an adult, reading a few pages and taking the time to explore concerns. Provides a sensitive and appropriate means of engaging with children around the difficult question of death through suicide.
Author: Alison Wertheimer
Written and researched by a bereaved sibling, this book covers the losses of siblings, parents, children and friends.
For other book recommendations, please take a look at our booklist.
Amparo provides practical and emotional support for anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation. The service can be delivered in your home or wherever you are most comfortable.
Survivors of bereavement by suicide aims to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.