New Help is at Hand booklet provides support for people bereaved by suicide

Support After Suicide Partnership has published an updated Help is at Hand booklet, now with additional emotional support and new information for children, military families and the probate process.

Designed by professionals and people with personal experience, the guide is for people bereaved by suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.

Each year over 200 people in Greater Manchester die by suicide, and for each death, an estimated 135 people are affected. This resource aims to provide emotional support to those dealing with their grief, signposting to services as well as practical advice.

Help is at Hand covers topics such as different ways of grieving, managing difficult feelings, how to tell others what has happened, specific advice depending on your relationship to the person that died, and facing the future. It also provides guidance on how to help relatives, friends and work colleagues who are dealing with a bereavement.

The booklet is available to download on Support After Suicide Partnership’s website.

Support After Suicide Partnership is a UK-wide network of public, private and voluntary organisations, including Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

If you’re bereaved by suicide and need support, call Greater Manchester Bereavement Service on 0161 983 0902 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays) or email:

If you’re struggling to cope, call Samaritans on 116 123 or text Shout on 85258.

Suicide affects us all. Encourage someone to talk before suicide seems their only option. Together we can help prevent suicide. Find out how at

Take the free Zero Suicide Alliance 20-minute training to learn how to save a life.