Extern’s SAFE Together project has been supporting individuals and families who have been bereaved by suicide across the Greater Shankill since 2006.  We know from our experience that people need different supports at different times. 

Losing someone you love and care about to suicide can be life changing It can lead to the bereaved person feeling the need to isolate themselves from friends, family and the wider community and they are sadly at a higher risk of attempting suicide themselves.

By listening to families bereaved by suicide the SAFE family have developed and delivered a range of services to support bereavement recovery

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We offer

  • Home visits to support you through your grief journey 
  • A support group which meets weekly for arts and crafts, complimentary therapies (massage, acupuncture, reflexology and more), community events, mental health speakers and a range of training which include:
  • We also support the local community in raising awareness through events, training and initiatives which promotes positive mental health and wellbeing and suicide prevention 
  • Our members also have the opportunity to volunteer for the project  

Asking and getting help at the right time and getting involved with the project is important in helping to address the stigma, preventing suicide and improving our mental health.

Contact us

If you are interested in joining us please contact Calli on 0744 253 0576

If you need to speak to someone urgently, please call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000, the Samaritans or attend your local Emergency Department

Taking care of your mental well-being is essential, and having a safety plan in place can make a significant difference. Whether you're facing challenges or simply want to be prepared, having a plan can provide comfort and guidance.

Click the link to download your free Mental Health Safety Plan