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Each suicide has a major impact on as many as 60 individuals. Work by The Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford informs this resource which aims to support those bereaved by suicide.

Keith Hawton and his team based at the Department of Psychiatry have contributed to this updated guide which offers practical and emotional information and support.

In the chaos after death, when I felt so alone, so desperate and so dazed, it helped to read something that described a bit of what I was feeling and what was happening. It felt as though there were others out there who were by me side and would know what I was going through.Mike, whose partner died


Help is at Hand includes stories, advice and sources of support to try and help people feel less alone. It has been developed by people who have lost people to suicide, with support from experts at Public Health England and the National Suicide Prevention Alliance. 

The guide and details as to how to order copies are available at

Printed copies can be ordered from by quoting 2901502/Help is at Hand.


Please follow the link below to read the news on the NIHR BRC website.