Trained volunteers are available to offer confidential, practical support and information to families who have experienced a death by suicide. At the request of the family, the Suicide Outreach Support Person can call to the home or meet at a location appointed by the family.

The outreach volunteer can be there as a friend, helper and supporter to the person bereaved during the days and months that follow and  provide information and practical support concerning :

• The funeral

• Legal procedures

• The Inquest

• Entitlements

• How to respond to children and under 18s

• Signposting to appropriate support services

• Dealing with neighbours and community

• The Media

• Information and leaflets on suicide bereavement

• E-mail support and helpline

• Distance support and Skype call

• Information on one to one and group support

 • Information on other support services in the area

• Caring Connections

• Proceedings of the coroner’s inquest explained and simplified


The FOSL listening/support service is available to any person in the community including emergency personnel, gardai and clergy etc., who have in any way been affected by suicide.