Beside Project

The Beside Project is here to support you when you have lost a loved one to suicide. We offer emotional and practical support to people aged over 16, whether you are a family member, next of kin or a loved one. 

We work across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset. We are sadly unable to offer support to those who have experienced a historical bereavement by suicide.

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What you can expect from us

  • We accept self-referrals and will contact you within 72 hours of receiving your referral
  • Emotional and practical support tailored to your needs
  • Working closely with other agencies, including your GP, to ensure you receive the support, advice and guidance that you need
  • Supporting you with funeral arrangements
  • Support in the time before, during and after the inquest
  • Face to face and telephone support
  • Working closely with other agencies who offer specialist support when children are involved.

Find out more

You can contact the team by emailing

You can also call Second Step reception on 0117 909 6630 and ask for a call back from the Beside Project.

"We're here for you. It’s natural to feel all sorts of emotions at a time like this. We want you to know that we’re here for you, and that you’re not alone."

Useful websites & helplines
Information and resources for people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Freephone helpline: 0808 808 1677
Mon to Friday 9.30am–5pm
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9.30am–8pm
Saturday to Sunday 10am–2pm
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
National helpline: 0300 111 5065
Monday to Sunday 9am–9pm
A national charity dedicated to preventing young suicide
0800 068 4141
Text: 07860 039967
Everyday 9am–Midnight
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, providing support for young men
Freephone helpline: 0800 585 858
Everyday 5pm–Midnight
24 hour Freephone helpline: 116 12
Supporting bereaved children and young adults:
0808 802 0111
Weekdays 9am-9pm. Online chat also available.
Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
Free helpline: 08088 020 021
9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Supporting bereaved parents and their families.
Helpline: 0345 123 2304
Open every day of the year from 10:00-16:00 and 19:00-22:00
Online chat also available


You can also read CASS's guide on How to Talk about Suicide.