Help is at Hand Cymru
This guide is aimed at the wide range of people who are affected by suicide or unexplained death.
It aims to help people who are unexpectedly bereaved in this way. It also provides information for healthcare and other professionals who come into contact with bereaved people, to assist them in providing help and to suggest how they themselves may find support if they need it.
This section describes the different procedures that could take place after a death, such as the police investigation, the coroner’s inquest, the funeral, media attention, wills and whom to inform about the death. There are practical suggestions for dealing with these.
This section focuses on the experience of bereavement and describes some of the feelings and emotions that are particularly relevant to being bereaved by suicide. There are also suggestions on how to cope.
Bereaved people with particular needs
Everyone who is bereaved experiences grief in their own way, but just as there are specific issues associated with bereavement by suicide and sudden traumatic death, so there are specific issues for particular people.
The impact of suicide on professionals and care providers
This section looks at how healthcare and other professionals can help and support bereaved people, how they might be affected and be able to support each other and how others in their care might be affected.
This resource has been developed to support the delivery of the Welsh Government suicide and self harm prevention strategy