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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

Petition – Ban the use of the term “Committed Suicide”

Suffolk SOBs launched petition The petition to ban the term “committed suicide” from our language was launched 27 August 2015. We need ten thousand signatures for a response from Government and if we get one hundred thousand signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament. Please go to Suffolk SOBs website or click the… Read more »

Suicide Bereaved Network Organisation

New suicide bereaved support groups in the London Area, including NW8, SE10 and EN2 For details contact Suicide Bereaved Network on 0300 999 0003 or email or you can register your interest through our online form

Uttoxeter Group

Change of Date in December Please note for December 2015 only, the Uttoxeter Group meeting will be held on the 11th December and not the 18th December.  Thank you.