Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services | Cruse Bereavement Care

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The National Suicide Prevention Alliance, In partnership with Public Health England, has published a resource which provides guidance on commissioning and delivering support after a suicide (otherwise known as postvention support), as part of a wider suicide prevention strategy.

Support after a suicide: A guide to providing local services is designed to help commissioners, health and wellbeing boards, and others understand why postvention should be a part of local suicide prevention work and how others are delivering postvention support. It summarises what we know about how suicide affects individuals, families and communities, and their expressed needs for locally developed and delivered support.

This resource is complemented by two NSPA resources Support after a suicide: Developing and delivering local bereavement support services which draws on the experience of existing services to outline an approach to providing appropriate services: and Support after a suicide: Evaluating local bereavement support services services.

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Cruse Bereavement Care is part of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) which brings together public, private and voluntary organisations in England to take action to reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.