Content warning: suicide, suicide bereavement, stigma around suicide, grief
Our Suicide Bereavement Services offer vital support to hundreds of people who have lost someone to suicide every year.
However, we know that getting suicide bereavement support can sometimes be much harder for people from culturally diverse communities.
The reasons for this are complex and varied, but we know from previous work on attitudes to mental health, it tends to focus on stigma, shame, guilt and embarrassment, as well as pressure from families or community groups.
With that in mind, we are inviting people from South Asian backgrounds to share their experiences and opinions on accessing suicide bereavement support. We hope that this will help us to better understand the barriers that South Asian people face, so that we can help more people with similar experiences.
We are holding a tea and chat event to do this. Participants will be able to share experiences and thoughts in a safe space, as well as any ideas that could make it easier for others to get support.
- The discussion group is:
- Date: 15th December 2022
- Time: 12:00 – 13:30
- Format: Online (Zoom)
If you would like to come along, please register via EventBrite.
If you know anyone that has also been affected by suicide (from a South Asian heritage), we would be happy to connect with and learn from them too. This is regardless of whether they have accessed our service or any other support, or none at all. Please share the link with anyone you know who might be interested.
If you have been affected by suicide, please consider accessing our Suicide Bereavement Services. You can find more information on the service here: https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/suicide-bereavement-services-west-yorkshire/
We also have a grief and loss support line, which you can call for free on 0800 196 3833 (8am – 8pm, 7 days a week). For more info, please visit: https://www.griefandlosswyh.co.uk
You can find more information and advice around losing someone to suicide on Mind’s website.