Exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend, aiming to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other.
Console was established in 2002 by Paul Kelly after he had experienced the grief of losing a loved one by suicide. Through his loss, Paul recognised a need for a dedicated suicide prevention, intervention and postvention service. Since then Console has developed into a international organisation supporting people in suicidal crisis and those bereaved by suicide through professional counselling, support and helpline services.
We provide a free bereavement counselling, advocacy and support service in Wigan and surrounding areas to adults and young people affected by sudden death and suicide and also raise awareness and provide support around bullying and sexuality issues. We also provide an early intervention and prevention service to support adults and young people who are suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental health or social problems, which left unsupported, can often lead to suicide and sudden death.
Winston’s Wish supports children and young people to rebuild their life after a family bereavement. The Winston's Wish family line offers practical support and guidance to anyone concerned about a grieving child.
Our vision at the Grief Encounter Project is that every bereaved child and their family in the UK get the best possible help, support, recognition and understanding following their loss. Our mission is to raise understanding about issues for bereaved children and promote the value of bereavement support.