A lifeline for those affected by suicide

Eric Thwaites a worker for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide.

Eric Thwaites a worker for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide.

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After the shocking death of Hollywood superstar Robin Williams, an Ilkeston-based charity found itself inundated with calls from national media wanting comments about the issue of suicide.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS), based in Albert Street, is the only national charity providing dedicated support to adults who are dealing with the impact of a loved one having taken their own life.

Eric Thwaites a worker for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide.
Eric Thwaites a worker for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide.

At the helm of SOBS is chief officer Eric Thwaites, 58, who became involved with the charity seven years ago. He has not looked back since and the job is very different to his former career in the textile industry.

 

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