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Bereaved by suicide - Victim Support - Covid 19 response

COVID-19 RESPONSE:

Berkshire Bereaved by Suicide Service has suspended home visits but is still offering telephone support.

Last updated: 15/04/2020

A new service launched on 1st July 2019 to help provide better support to those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Families will be provided with a specialist case worker who will work closely with them to provide practical help and emotional support.

This may include the following:

•       Support to help families cope with the psychological effects of trauma

•       Advocacy with housing services

•       Advice around benefits or support to claim the correct benefits

•       Support navigating the criminal justice system and Coroner’s Court

•       Support with arranging the funeral and accessing funds for this, if eligible

The aim of the Bereaved by Suicide Service (BBS) is to reduce the distress and improve the long-term outlook, resilience and wellbeing of people directly bereaved by suicide. The service will provide specialist, confidential support, tailored to the needs of individuals, for as long as it is needed.

How to refer:

To refer yourself or someone else, please email: BBS.support@victimsupport.org.uk

or call our support line, 24 hours a day, every day. 

Who to contact

Telephone
08 08 16 89 111
E-mail
BBS.support@victimsupport.org.uk
Website
Bereaved by Suicide - Victim Support

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.