We are proud to announce that the Bromley, Lewisham, and Greenwich Mind’s South East London Suicide Bereavement Service, in collaboration with Mind in Bexley, Lambeth and Southwark Mind, and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted for the Best Not for Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards, a testament to the essential work and unwavering commitment that is being put into improving healthcare and collaboration within the NHS across our boroughs.
What is the SEL Suicide Bereavement Service?
Founded in July 2021, the SEL Suicide Bereavement Service provides confidential support to adults and young people across south east London who have lost a loved one to suicide. The service stood out amongst this year’s 228 entries for the HSJ Partnership Awards due to its flexible and non-judgemental nature, tailored to meet the unique requirements of each individual’s grieving process and personal circumstances.
What support is available?
The service offers both emotional and practical assistance, ranging from help with how to navigate legal and administrative affairs after someone dies, to providing a safe space to share the complex thoughts and emotions encountered at different stages of grief.
In addition to this, the service offers bereavement counselling and can put people in touch with others who have lost a friend or family member to suicide through support groups, allowing them to connect and share their experiences. To date, the service has helped over 350 people bereaved by suicide in our local communities, and we are confident that it will continue to support and care for our residents.
We want to thank all of our colleagues who are putting in the tireless work to make this possible.
To find out more about the awards, please see the Charity Today article.
If you, or someone in your life, would like to access the SEL Suicide Bereavement Service please visit the Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind website.