Support After Murder and Manslaughter ( SAMM) - Family support services

What we do

SAMM is a national UK Charity (No 1000598) supporting families bereaved by Murder and Manslaughter. We also provide advice and training to many agencies on issues relevant to the traumatically bereaved.

We believe that the support of others who share similar experiences is pivotal for the survivors of homicide to be able to come to terms with their experiences. We offer non-judgemental, compassionate support via a telephone helpline and, as and when possible, weekend non-religious retreats involving holistic therapies and information on a wide range of topics dealing with the aftermath of murder.

If you have been bereaved by murder or manslaughter you may find it difficult to make the first call, regardless of how long it is since you were bereaved. Perhaps you can ask a family member, a friend, or your Police family liaison officer to make the call on your behalf.

Who do we support

The bereaved or people wishing to find out information on how we support the traumatically bereaved should phone the Helpline.

Please email us and we will respond. Please leave your name, email address and phone number and we will contact you to in order to support you.

Telephone: 0121 472 2912 / 07342 888570

Is there a charge to use this service?


Can anyone use this service?

Anyone can contact us directly

Service details for this family support services

Language: English only

  • Can provide specialist support for families of children with disabilities / additional needs No Please contact to discuss your child(s) needs further.
  • Relevant staff have a valid current DBS? No


 You can send post here:

L&Drc Tally Ho!
Tally Ho Training Centre
B5 7RN

 Opening times

Calls charged at local rate. If not answered please leave a message and we will call you back.

Your information is confidential and will only be viewed by trained staff.