Pete's Dragons Suicide Bereavement Support

Suicide bereavement has been described as “grief with the volume turned up”. The effects on families, communities and society as a whole are devastating and tragic. Pete’s Dragons provide a bespoke service to anyone in the county of Devon who has been impacted in this way. Our services are available to all age groups and an individual does not have to be bereaved in the strictest sense - we understand that anyone can be impacted by suicide, whether it was the death of a friend, colleague, service user or someone you did not know. We do not offer a set package or have any time limits, the service received is tailored solely to individual needs.

How can we help?

  • Provide a resource pack tailored specifically to your needs
  • We offer a listening service which can be through face-to-face visits, over the telephone or even by email, whichever is right for you
  • Offer practical advice and assistance on issues such as: how to inform others of the death, dealing with the media, wills and probate, applying for benefits, funeral arrangements, inquest advice and support and/or anything else that is causing concern
  • Source and liaise with other appropriate support services to ensure that you get the right help for you just when it is really needed
  • Children and family fun days designed to bring together those with a shared experience and send a clear message that it is ok to smile, have fun and enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Regular 8 week Grief Recovery courses which teach small and correct steps to resolve grief and say goodbye to the pain, isolation and loneliness caused by significant emotional loss.
  • Bereavement Counselling at Dragon HQ or another convenient location as required.
  • Mindfullness through play.
  • Regular workshops and learning events focused towards emotional and physical wellbeing.
Service access criteria: Our support is available to people of all ages living in Devon, Plymouth or Torbay who have been impacted by suicide. Including family, friends, colleagues, witnesses of a suicide, professionals and first responders,
Bereavement support
Mental health
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Waiting list (weeks): 0
Key words - separate with a comma: suicide, suicide bereavement, suicide loss, bereavement support, mental health