Pendleside Hospice | Hospice Care for Burnley and Pendle

Survivors of Bereaved by Suicide (SOBS) 7pm - 9pm

Survivors of Bereaved by Suicide

Group leader (Rachel Kirby-Routh)

Group Facilitators Annette Skibinski & Ken Barker-Graham

The group was launched in January and meets every (LAST) Thursday of the month.

The purpose of the group is to engage Adults 18 years + who have been affected by suicide to come and talk about their thoughts and feelings, with like minded people in a safe and welcoming environment.

  • Recognise, acknowledge and explore feelings
  • Survivors control conversation pace and decisions to be made
  • Listen and let them know we are there to help wherever we can
  • Let them share IF they wish to, sharing will not be forced.
  • Open conversation on topics raised within the group.
  • All conversations are confidential

Refreshments will be provided at the meetings

Car Parking is available within the Hospice grounds

SOBS is an independent charity based organisation, who are sharing the Hospice facilities to help designate their work.

Contact details for local Burnley group:

Pendleside Hospice

Colne Road



BB10 2LW

Rachel Kirby-Routh Tel: 07754 068 529

Annette Skibinski Tel: 01282 440102 email: annette.­skibinski@­pendleside.­org.­uk

The National Office

The Flamsteed Centre

Albert Street




Tel: 0115 944 1117

SOBS National Helpline: 0300 111 5065

Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Minicom: 01925 826204

Office email: sobs.­admin@­care4free.­net