You Are Not Alone
SAMM provides a wide range of peer support services to people bereaved by murder and manslaughter. There is no time limit on becoming a member. Our services are open to everyone regardless of how long ago they were bereaved
We support close relatives as well as wider family members. Even if a loss has affected a bereaved friend, we will support them. As a national charity our support services cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our unique support services have been designed by the bereaved for the bereaved to meet a persons’ emotional support needs. All volunteers receive bespoke training and have been bereaved through homicide themselves. They have a unique understanding of what it’s like to be traumatically bereaved.
we are here to support you
Become a SAMM member and receive our quarterly newsletter, along with details of SAMM’s events, and more. It’s free to join and you will have access to our peer support services along with details of future events and activities.
We occasionally participate in research to help improve the shape and design of our services. We remain fully supported by The Right Honourable Louise Casey, Baroness Casey of Blackstock DBE CB, who oversees some of our research.
We provide training for bereaved volunteers to become peer supporters. We also offer a separate package for professionals whose work brings them into contact with traumatically bereaved people.