When someone close to you dies, the grief that follows can be painful, lonely, confusing and unpredictable. It can be helpful to seek support. There are services that can help:

Bereavement Care

Bereavement Care is a free service designed to help and support people struggling to deal with bereavement. Support available includes one-to-one bereavement support, wellbeing groups, friendship groups and memorial services. For more information, call

Simon Says

Simon Says offers support to children and young people (up to age 18) who have a significant person in their life who has died or is dying. For more information, call

To find more services, HIVE Portsmouth have a dedicated directory for bereavement support.

Support after suicide bereavement


Amparo is a support service for anyone affected by suicide in Hampshire. The service provides practical and emotional support after bereavement.

The experienced liaison workers can listen to your needs and assist you in accessing the support you need, while helping with a range of practical matters. These include dealing with police and coroners, helping with media enquiries, and preparing for and attending inquest.

To make a referral:

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) offer support for those aged over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide

Help is also available from Support After Suicide.

Supporting children and young people

A guide has been produced which contains advice for parents and carers after the suicide of a parent/guardian, sibling, or other significant person. The guide can be viewed and downloaded here: Supporting your child after someone dies by suicide

Listening Ear offers a specialist counselling service for children and young people bereaved by suicide. Any parent, guardian or professional can make a referral by visiting the Listening Ear website.