Amparo - Support Following Suicide

Amparo Suicide Postvention Service provides practical and emotional support for anyone affected by a suicide.

Our experience Liaison Workers will help you access any emotional support you need, whilst supporting you with practical matters such as:

  • liaising with police and coroners
  • helping with media enquiries
  • preparing for, and attending inquest
  • finding other, appropriate, local services (as required)

Amparo is completely free and confidential, and can provide short-term or longer-term support, depending on what you feel it is you need – we are guided by you.

Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of work colleagues – whatever you prefer and is most appropriate to your situation. 

You can refer at any stage in your bereavement or (with your permission) other agencies can make a referral on your behalf (your GP, the coroner, a police officer or a funeral director, for example). Our local Liaison Workers aim to make contact within 24 hours of referral. 

Amparo is available to residents of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. To make a referral, or for more information about our service, please visit 

For support with making a referral, or to speak to one of our team, call our Amparo helpline number on 0330 088 9255.

Who to contact

0330 088 9255 0330 088 9255
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Referral Details

Referrals can be made via our website -

We accept professional and self-referrals and our local Liaison Workers will aim to make contact within 24 hours. 

Other notes

The service is not just for ‘next of kin’ – anyone who has been affected by suicide and is living in the following areas can access Amparo: Cheshire and Merseyside, Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Kent & Medway, Thames Valley, Coventry & Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, and Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

Amparo is part of the Listening Ear Family


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