08

Oct

Introducing Amparo – effective, timely support for those affected by suicide

The Amparo team is inviting you to attend a free introductory Zoom session, so you can find out how the service works ‘on the ground’ and learn about the kind of support suicide liaison workers can offer to those who have been affected by suicide.

Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish. It offers a free, easy-to-access service, backed up by a telephone number and/or simple online referral form. Referrals can be made by anyone; the team works with and encourages referrals from emergency support services, coroners, the NHS and other local support agencies. They also accept self-referrals and aim to make contact with all referrals within 24 hours of.

Locally-based Suicide Liaison Workers work with beneficiaries, helping them with practical issues arising from suicide and ensuring they are linked into local support networks. Support is offered for as long as it’s required, up to and beyond an inquest.

If you would like to know more about the service, join Amparo for one the the following 30 minute sessions:

Monday 12 Oct – 9.30am
Tuesday 20 Oct – 4pm
Friday 30 Oct – 2pm

To book a place, email Paul.Etherington@listening-ear.co.uk.

For further information about Amparo, visit the Listening Ear website.

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