Suicide bereavement support to be made available across England

08/11/2019   //   No Comments

The government announced recently that personalised bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England to care for people after a relative or friend’s suicide.

People who have lost someone close to them due to suicide will benefit from dedicated bereavement care. The government has announced plans to roll out services on the NHS across England.

The plans mean anyone affected by a family member or friend taking their own life will have access to practical and emotional support in the days and months following their death.

Statistics show that 9% of people affected by suicide will also attempt to take their own life and 8% will drop out of work.

The tailored help will be implemented in every region across the country by 2023 to 2024, as part of a commitment set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

Read the full announcement here.

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