Paul’s Place Suicide Bereavement Support Programme
A free specialist postvention bereavement counselling service, for those bereaved by suicide
Paul’s Place is a specialist bereavement counselling service, provided by Liverpool based charity Beacon Counselling Trust (Charity No: 1140011). It is named in memory of two young men from Liverpool: Paul Jensen and Paul “Geoff” Williams, who both sadly died by suicide; albeit 23 years apart. Paul Jensen is the brother of Kathy Devlin and Paul Williams is the son of Agnes and Joe Williams; who are the co-founders of the service.
Paul’s Place Suicide Bereavement Support Service receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
We are absolutely delighted and so very proud that our Paul’s Place volunteers are being recognised with this collective MBE. This prestigious award is a huge tribute to their invaluable work. Many of our volunteers have themselves been bereaved by suicide and their dedicated commitment in wanting to give something back is truly admirable. Their continued help and support is pivotal in enabling us to carry out the vital and life-saving work that we do.
This short animation tells the story of Joe - who lost his son to suicide and how, as a consequence “Paul’s Place” Specialist Bereavement Counselling Service was launched.
What Paul's Place Provides
There is a drop in group session held every Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and providing you have accessed counselling with us, you are more than welcome to attend. This is an opportunity to talk to other people who have been bereaved in the same way. We are all travelling the same journey and we understand what you are going through. You will always be made to feel welcome and there is never a shortage of tea and coffee, hugs and tissues.
Also, you may wish to attend our more structured evening group meeting, which is held between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month.
We hope that with the help of your counsellor and all the team here, that during your time with us, you will gain the strength and understanding to deal with this tragic and devastating situation.
Paul’s Place Newsletter
Paul's Place Newsletter - Spring 2021
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Documentary made for Beacon Counselling Trust about Pauls Place, a specialist FREE Postvention Bereavement counselling service, for those Bereaved by Suicide...
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PAUL'S PLACE – BCT
We provide free one to one counselling to those bereaved by suicide.