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Support for those who may have witnessed a traumatic incident

If you think you may have witnessed a suicide there is help available to support you if you are struggling.

First Hand

First Hand is for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide, when they did not know the person who has died. This may be because you happened to be at a particular location, or because your job involves responding to these incidents.

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

A confidential information service with dedicated suicide bereavement practitioners to support you through your grief and find the right support for you.


Call the Samaritans on 116 123, they are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Qwell offers free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing support for adults across the UK. They offer online messaging support, peer to peer forums and a range of tools and content.

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Information and services for people who are struggling to cope, wanting to find out how to help someone, are looking for bereavement support or are struggling after witnessing a suspected suicide or sudden death.