Organisations providing support
Luna does not offer direct support to children and families impacted by suicide or those experiencing distress and/or despair.
Below is a list of organisations offering support.
Call 999 if your life is at imminent risk.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK help children, young people, parents, and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. Call 0800 02 888 40 or childbereavementuk.org
Visit the shop for books and guides: childbereavementuk.org/shop
Grief Encounter provides support for bereaved children, young people and families, including bereavement by suicide. You can refer your child on the website: griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/professionals/refer-a-child-young-person
They have a free Grieftalk Helpline: 0808 802 0111 and live chat via their website: griefencounter.org.uk
UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress particularly teenagers and young adults. PARYRUS Hopeline number is available on – 0800 068 41 41 or papyrus-uk.org
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
Call 116 123 or samaritans.org
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.
Suicide&Co supports bereaved individuals and opens the conversation around suicide-related grief.
They have their own Helpline which you can call at 0800 054 8400 from 9am-9pm Monday to Friday to speak to a counsellor. suicideandco.org
Support After Suicide Partnership
Support After Suicide Partnership provides online support and advice, including an option to search for local support.
Their downloadable booklet Help is at Hand contains lots of useful information and guidance: supportaftersuicide.org.uk/resource/help-is-at-hand/suicideandco.org
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SoBS) exists to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.
They have a National Support Line which you can call at 0300 111 5065 from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. uksobs.org
The Freephone National Helpline is free to call on 08088 020 021 and offers therapeutic advice following a bereavement.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organisation dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss: afsp.org
If you are in the US and in a crisis, then call or text: 988 or text TALK to:741741
The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center offer support, resources, and connection before and after a death. Find tip sheets, activities, podcasts, and more through their personalised toolkits: dougy.org/grief-support-resources