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What is Our Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service?

The Suicide Bereavement Liaison (SBL) Service offers guidance, practical information, and emotional support to anyone affected in the immediate aftermath of a death by suicide.

The SBL Officer (SBLO) can meet with anyone who has been impacted by suicide. Pieta offers up to 10 sessions.

  • The SBLO can meet with a person/family in their own home or a neutral place of choice. The team can assist in providing practical and emotional support.

  • The team can provide guidance and assistance in accessing other therapeutic services or even talk about what has happened.  

You may have specific questions about some of the difficult practical issues following a death by suicide. In some cases, there may be a specific concern about the reactions and emotions of family members, friends, colleagues, or the wider community. 

  • The SBLO also provides support to parents to help support children during this difficult time.  The service additionally provides information and support around the time of an inquest/coroner’s court.  

No matter your relationship with the person you lost, the service is available for you. A suicide bereavement information support pack will be available to you through your SBL Officer.

The SBLO Service is available in:

AreaLiaison OfficerContact NumberWorking Days
Carlow / Wexford / Waterford / Kilkenny / South TippCora Fitzpatrick085 807 3040Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Cavan / MonaghanMaria McBrien085 870 6591Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
Clare / Limerick / North TippJerard Enright085 856 8081Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
Cork / KerryJolanda Helder085 870 6714Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
Donegal / Sligo / LeitrimMairead Millmore087 911 5498Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Dublin South East /Dun Laoghaire / East WicklowDenis Sherlock085 870 6712Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
Dublin NorthMarian King085 870 6574Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Dublin South City, Dublin South West, Dublin West, Kildare and West WicklowKarolina Szafarz085 870 6606Mon, Tue, Thurs: 9am - 5pm
GalwayPauline Cahillane085 856 8082Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
Louth / MeathKathleen Moore Avila085 738 0444Mon, Tue, Wed: 9am - 5pm
MidlandsBernie Carroll086 418 0088Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9am - 5pm

You can access the service by contacting your local SBLO by telephone, email, contacting our centres, or your local Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention (HSE). In addition, first responders such as members of the Gardai, Clergy, GPs or funeral directors are also actively encouraged to refer people to this service with your permission. 


Other SBLO Services

In Roscommon and Mayo the SBLO service is not provided by Pieta but can be accessed as follows:


Suicide Bereavement Liason Officer, Tiffany Walsh

085 740 7856 / 090 662 5898 / 071 966 3000

Email: info@vitahouse.org

Website: www.vitahouse.org


Suicide Bereavement Liason Officer, Fiona Thomas

087 217 2866 / 094 902 5900

Email: info@thefamilycentre.com

Website: www.thefamilycentre.com

Some Help & Advice

We have collected the most frequently asked questions that people have asked regarding Pieta and its services. If you are new to our services or our website, we encourage you to have a look through them. Thank you.