Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service is hosted by Leeds Mind and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. We have one full-time and two part-time members of staff and a number of wonderful volunteers who offer their time to support their peers.
Surinder Rall – Interim Service Lead
Surinder has been involved in LSBS since the group was volunteer led in 2013, she has progressed from group member to volunteer to team member. Alongside working for LSBS she attends Leeds Trinity University and is studying for a degree in Family Support. Surinder lost her dad to suicide in 2008 and has previous experience in community work and early years.
Christian Smith – Postvention Practitioner
Christian started work with LSBS after accessing support from the service after experiencing a loved ones death to suicide. He has previously worked in mental health and crisis organisations and has a wealth of experience supporting people in emotional distress.
Sophie Norgrove- Postvention Practitioner
Sophie began volunteering with LSBS in 2017 after using the service for support after her Dad’s suicide when she was a child. She gained a position as a BANK staff member for a year before joining the core team. She graduated from University of Leeds with a degree in Psychology and has previous experience supporting people in mental health crisis and children with autism.
We have an excellent team of volunteers who are valued members of our team. Belinda and Tasleem may be met in our peer support groups assisting with facilitation.