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Help for families bereaved by suicide

PUBLISHED: 10:37 07 November 2014 | UPDATED: 10:37 07 November 2014

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The group will allow survivors to meet others in similar situations

A new self-help group to help those left coping with the tragic aftermath of suicide has been launched by Cruse Bereavement Care in the Bexley borough for both Bexley and Bromley residents.

Valerie Kitchener, chair of Cruse Bexley and Bromley, said: “There appears to be an increase in the number of suicides in our community and the group would allow survivors to meet others with similar experiences, which they often would not discuss with anyone else.

“Suicide has such far-reaching effects and it needs to be talked about.”

The self-help group has been funded a grant raised by Health Wisdom through The Health Lottery.

In addition to forming the self-help group, Cruse offers information, training and one-to-one bereavement support.

Anyone interested in receiving more information or support can contact Cruse on 020 8304 5245 or email bexleyandbromley@cruse.org.uk

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