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Changes To Bereavement Support

From April 2017 there are some financial Changes to Bereavement Support   Department of Work and Pensions have recently published changes to Bereavement Support changes to bereavement support 2017 For further information go to For Bereavement Allowance Widowed Parents Allowance  

Whitehaven Girls Skydive in memory of John

Most friends would spend their time shopping, watching films or meeting up for a coffee. Stacey Weir (29, Whitehaven) and Lauren Graham (26, Whitehaven) are not your average friends. They are going to be joining forces as they skydive to raise money for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria on Saturday 29 April. The… Read more »

Angela Samata Appointed Ambassador of SoBS

  Angela, has been continually working behind the scenes for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide since she handed over the position of Chair to Ann Culley.   When Angela was asked to be an Ambassador for the Charity she replied  “I’m delighted to accept the role as Ambassador of the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide. I… Read more »

Can you Help?

Joe Madden Journalist require some help with an article for Cosmopolitan   Please read Joe’s request and if you can help get in touch directly with him: My name’s Joe Madden and I’m a freelance journalist who’s currently working on a piece for Cosmopolitan magazine on depression and suicide amongst young men, and the impact… Read more »


Lucie Helps Charity   A woman hopes to raise awareness and break down the stigma of Suicide after her Father took his own life. for the full story please follow the link: a-fathers-legacy

We Need Your Help!

SOBS currently has 60+ support groups set up across the UK, but there are still large areas that we haven’t reached, and we need your help to do this. We are looking to raise £50,000+ to expand our support group network, and to train and develop our existing network to make sure we are offering… Read more »

New Support Group in West Cumbria

The first group meeting will take place on the 13th September 2016 and will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month thereafter. For full details please follow the link: New Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide in West Cumbria

Become a Trustee and make a difference

Trustees’ Wanted Survivors of Bereavement by suicide are looking for new Board members to join them and help influence the future shape and direction of their organisation. We are particularly keen to recruit individuals who have relevant work experience in areas such as marketing, fundraising, Finance, human resources, business development, law and safeguarding, although this is by… Read more »

Life After Suicide – Nominated for a BAFTA

Televisions Single Documentary category 2016 Angela Samata presented Life After Suicide documentary. The documentary  has been nominated for a BAFTA award to be shown on Sunday 8th May 2016.  Please see following link for further information BAFTA award 2016