Who We Are…

An Introduction to FAMS

FAMS is a volunteer led charity that provides support and peer support, to anyone affected by murder, suicide, suicidal thoughts or behavior.

All our services are free of any charge and can be easily accessed via, telephone, face-to-face, group support or by email.

What is Peer Support?

Peer Support differs from other types of social support.  It is the reaching out of one person to another, support from someone who has shared relevant experiences and can relate to others in a similar situation on an equal level.

Peer Support is provided by our team of FAMS Befrienders, who offer their experience, knowledge, emotional and practice support

We know that every individual experiences or reacts to grief in their own personal way; each loss is unique. Befrienders are themselves survivors, they are bereaved parents, siblings, partners, family members and friends.

“Grief never ends but it changes,
It’s a passage not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, madness or lack of faith; it’s the price we pay for love”.