"You're not the only one"

When someone takes their own life, it can be a very frightening, lonely and overwhelming time and can leave you with a rollercoaster of feelings and emotions.

 

We know that this can be even harder for young people, already facing many challenges and changes in their lives.

Many young people who are bereaved by suicide find themselves feeling lonely and isolated and unsure where to turn to or who they can talk to.

There is a wealth of information available on this site that has been developed alongside the young people from our Peer Support Group. Please do take your time to look through all the resources we have put together for you.

 

Our Young People’s Peer Support Group offers a safe space where you can be with other young people who have also lost someone important to them through suicide.

We meet monthly and use lots of different creative ways to help you to talk about your grief and loss with others who understand.

If you are under 14, you can contact Hope Again (run by CRUSE Bereavement Care) who will support you in your grief.

If you would like support but have questions or feel unsure for any reason, call or email us and we will try and help you.

Please take your time to browse through the different sections on this part of the site.

There are also lots of things you can do at home or out and about that can help you deal with coping, for example:

1. Music - Lots of people love listening to music and it can put their mind at ease and help them escape from reality, so listening to your favorite band or singer can really help you deal with coping.

2. Activities - Doing something you love can put you in a good mood and can help take your mind of the issue, whether its from rock climbing to going to the movies or to simply hanging out with your mates, these can all help brighten up your day.

3. Diary - Sometimes just simply writing down what we are feeling can help us, similar to talking to someone about the issue, this can help you and put you at ease as expressing ourselves is a good way to deal with our problems instead of keeping it all in and bottling it up.

4. Talking - It doesn't necessarily have to be with a professional person but sometimes just talking to anyone you feel comfortable with, whether it be a friend or family member or even a pet. Having someone there that's willing to listen and help can be a great thing, because its ok if your not in the best of moods, because all of us get like that sometimes and its important we cope with it instead of ignoring it.

"Her grief was so big and wild it terrified her, like an evil beast that had erupted from under the floorboards" - J.K Rowling

Young People's Peer Support Group

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Drop in for young people aged 14 -18  bereaved or affected by suicide -

First Thursday of every month. 

between 5.30 - 7pm 

 Mind Office, 44 Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1NS

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