Everyone affected by suicide will have a unique experience through the grieving process and it is extremely important that timely and appropriate support is available. Pete’s Dragons provide a bespoke service to anyone in Devon who has been affected in this way.
We help people living through the suicide of a loved one
Call us crazy, we'll admit, we're a little off our rocker with passion for making sure those that are experiencing suicide loss are supported. That's just what happens when you get a team of people that have experienced the aftermath first-hand working together towards making sure that all those bereaved by suicide in Devon and Cornwall have access to timely and appropriate support.
Why do we do what we do?
The Campaign Against Living Miserably states that suicide is currently the leading cause of death for young men in England and Wales. The World Health Organisation has identified that in the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide and that suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among men and women aged 15-44. - The Office of National Statistics notes that Cornwall has one of the highest suicide rates in the UK.
In real terms, that is roughly 17 deaths by suicide in the UK everyday. Each of those deaths results in 20-60 people being significantly affected. Therefore there are, on average, 340-1,020 people each and every day who become bereaved by suicide. They will experience shock, trauma, distress often coupled with shame, guilt and stigma which can leave them isolated as they struggle to come to terms with their lived experience of losing a loved one in this way.
We provide support in our own unique ways. Get in touch to learn how we can help.
As much as Pete’s Dragons LOVE giving our support to families – it would be so much nicer if suicide rates were zero, wouldn't it?
We want to offer preventative services also and as such, we provide ASIST, SafeTALK and SuicideTALK training.