Widowed by a suicide

My name is Diane and I lost my partner in 2010 to suicide. At the time, I was 41 and had three children who were then aged 11, 7 and 6. I joined WAY in 2011 and since then have become the Area Contact for Lancashire and am delighted to have been appointed as Ambassador for this incredible charity. WAY has been a great help to me because it has brought me great comfort knowing that I am not alone in this journey. 

Through WAY I have met many lifelong friends who are always there, whether it is for a laugh or for support. 

WAY has helped me through some of the hardest and darkest times of my life and I hope that being an Ambassador will allow me to help others for many years to come.

If you find yourself here under these difficult circumstances, know that you are not alone - there is help and support and friendship here in WAY. 

Hear from our members

  • WAY member Kate shares how she is determined to turn the devastating loss of her partner Matt into a positive force to help people talk more openly about death and suicide.
  • Member of WAY’s LGBTQIA+ community and WAY volunteer Griffyn shares his story
  • WAY Ambassador Diane shares tips and advice about how they have coped with their devastating loss

Joining WAY

When you join WAY you’ll have access to a community of other widowed people who understand what you are going through. You can access events organised across the UK, a telephone support line, a subscription to our members magazine and helpful resources to help you understand your loss.

We also have a a subgroup for those who have been widowed by suicide where you can share your experiences, voice the things you might not feel comfortable to elsewhere, and support each other.

We are sorry you or a loved one needs to be here, but we all understand how difficult these times can be and we’re here for when you are ready.