AMPARO means shelter or safe haven in the portugese and spanish languages. AMPARO can place support around any person affected by a suspected or completed suicide. This can be family members, friends or colleagues.

Support is provided 1:1 and our staff can assist with a range of practical matters such as dealing with Police and Coroners, helping with any media enquiries, help with overcoming isolation experienced and contacting and signposting to other local support services.

What to expect from Amparo?

A discreet and completely confidential service! The Coroner will offer access to AMPARO immediately following a death by suspected or completed suicide. We can also accept self-referrals using the Referral's link above. Following a referral, a member of the AMPARO team will call you and offer a home visit or a further telephone call initially if you prefer.

AMPARO can also support communities, schools and workplaces in the event of a suspected or completed suicide. Contact details are provided below.

E. [email protected] 

T. 0330 088 9255.

Download an A4 poster for AMPARO here