History of Hope after Suicide Loss


Hope after Suicide Loss was launched on the 1st February 2019.

A suicide bereavement service was first launched in Suffolk, March 2012 by Suzy Clifford in Bury St Edmunds. A second group was established in Ipswich, October 2013 followed by Lowestoft in 2014.

On June 8th 2009 Suzy was bereaved by suicide and experienced first hand the feeling of isolation and being misunderstood. This was her motivation for providing a service that responds to the aftermath of trauma.

After working with the national charity SOBS we felt their ethos no longer matched our own and wished to provide a more local service that better matches our values.

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