****COVID – 19: FACING THE FUTURE GROUPS POSTPONED****
Due to the recent developments regarding the COVID – 19 virus, we are sad to announce that all Facing the Future group sessions are now postponed until further notice. As advertised sessions will need to be rescheduled, with priority given to those who are already part way through their group sessions and those who were due to start groups in the coming weeks, we have taken the decision to close registration for new applicants at this time.
Once we are able to safely run groups again, and have allocated spaces to those affected by these postponements, we will start to take registrations of interest again. To ensure that you are made aware when registrations are open, please keep an eye on Samaritans’ and Cruse Bereavement Care’s social media channels, detailed below.
Cruse Bereavement Care
In the meantime, should you require immediate emotional support, then please contact either Samaritans’ or Cruse Bereavement Care’s free to call helplines:
Samaritans free to call number 116 123 is for people who are struggling to cope. This number is free from both landlines and mobiles and is available round the clock, every single day of the year.
The Cruse Bereavement Care National Helpline is open for information, advice and emotional support, from 9.30am to 5pm Monday and Friday and 9.30am to 8pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The number is 0808 808 1677 and is free to call.
Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide (SoBS) have launched an online forum. This is an online community that offers peer-to-peer support for survivors of bereavement by suicide. Details about the forum can be found here
Another useful resource is Help is at Hand. Help is at Hand is a guide that provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support.
We hope this information helps and we hope to be in a position to re-open registrations as soon as possible.