Compassionate Herts

A lived experience support group.

About Compassionate Herts

Welcome to Compassionate Herts – a friendly, welcoming and free peer support group for anyone 18+ who has a history of attempted suicide. 

This group is facilitated by survivors of suicide attempts, and will be a safe space for you to share your experiences and to be around people who understand how you feel.

Compassionate Herts is coordinated by Herts County Council in partnership with suicide prevention charity Hector’s House. There is always someone for you to speak to further. 

Find out more and learn how to sign up below.

Further Details

Who can attend Compassionate Herts?

This group is open to anyone in Hertfordshire aged 18+ who has attempted suicide in the past. This is a non-judgmental, safe and relaxed group for us to get together and talk about our experiences. Peer support can be really beneficial in helping us feel less alone.

What can I expect?

This is a confidential peer support group, so it will be an opportunity to hear other people’s stories and a chance for you to voice your own, if you wish.

Your group facilitators, Rory and Norma, are attending as people with lived experience. This isn’t a counselling service, nor is it a crisis group. If you need further support, Rory and Norma may speak to you about a referral to Hector’s House for the care you need and deserve.

How much does it cost?

Compassionate Herts is completely free of charge to access.

How do I sign-up?

Simply fill in this form and a group facilitator will be in touch. By signing up, you are agreeing to our Group Principles and Terms and Conditions. We also have a group WhatsApp that you can opt-in to.

What if I’m still feeling unsafe from my thoughts of suicide, or my suicide attempt was very recent?

If you are still having thoughts of suicide, we may signpost you to Hector’s House suicide prevention services instead. Your safety is our priority.