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Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

This record is classed under End of life, Support services, Mental health.

Service Provider NameSurvivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
ServiceSupport for those bereaved by suicide
Address2The Flamsteed Centre
Address3Albert Street
Post CodeDE7 5GU
Where do they provide service from?Address as above and regional groups across the country. For the Midlands groups please see the website for details.
TelephoneNational Helpline - 0300 111 5065
Area coveredNationwide
Who is the service for?Those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend
Referral routeCall or email
Specific ethnic group?Groups are open to any individual over the age of 18 years
Summary of servicesSurvivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. They are a self-help organisation and many of their volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide. They offer emotional and practical support such as a confidential telephone helpline, support information, help by e-mail , group meetings (in a number of locations), one-day conferences, residential events and information relating to practical .issues and problems. Volunteers are welcome.
When are the services run?The national helpline number is available 7 days a week
Time detailsThe national helpline number is available 9am - 9pm
RemitThey aim to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. They also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.
Chargeable service?No
Total capacity of serviceNot applicable
Transport ProvidedNo
CQC RegisteredNot applicable
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
DisclaimerInclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated October 2019.

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