Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish and provides support for anyone affected by suicide
Amparo is completely confidential and can provide short-term or longer-term support, depending on what you feel it is you need – we are guided by you.
Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of work colleagues – whatever you prefer and is most appropriate to your situation. Amparo is currently offered by telephone or video link, in person, ‘walk and talk’ or in community venues, wherever you are most comfortable.
You can refer at any stage in your bereavement or (with your permission) other agencies can make a referral on your behalf (your GP, the coroner, a police officer or a funeral director, for example).
The service is not just for ‘next of kin’ – anyone who has been affected by suicide and is living in the following areas can access Amparo: Cheshire & Merseyside, Coventry & Warwickshire, Kent & Medway, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Mid and South Essex, North Central London, South Yorkshire, Southampton, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, Thames Valley, and for serving personnel within the British Armed Forces.
Amparo is part of the Listening Ear Family