Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service is hosted by Leeds Mind and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service. We have three part time members of staff, two bank members of the team and a number of wonderful volunteers who offer their time to support their peers.
Laura has been part of the LSBS team since its launch. She is months away from qualifying as Family Therapist and alongside leading LSBS she works in NHS Family Therapy clinics. Laura achieved a First Class degree in Health and Community Care from Leeds Beckett University, where she wrote a paper for the final year of her degree titled ‘Best Practice Postvention’. She has had a passion for postvention and bereavement care since losing her mum to suicide. Before working at LSBS, Laura worked for St Gemma’s Hospice and was part of the teams which completed service evaluations for Women’s Health and Counselling and Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Centre.
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.