“Remember me with a smile”

On 1 June 2009, Judi Meadows tragically and suddenly took her own life following a short but intense period of depression.

The Meadows family has established the Judi Meadows Memorial Fund to help prevent other deaths by suicide.
The Fund sets out to achieve this by:

  • Raising funds
  • Promoting and carrying out research
  • Building awareness and sharing information
  • Improving policy and practice
  • Providing support to those affected by depression and their families and friends

We work in a highly collaborative manner with existing mental health charities, academics and campaigning individuals in order to increase our understanding and management of people with mental health problems and factors that heighten suicide risk.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to share your experience or you have ideas for positive change.

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  • Time to Talk

    We were delighted to welcome over 500 people to St Martins-in-the-Field for the fifth Time to Talk service for people bereaved by suicide on Saturday 9 March 2019.  It was a beautiful service – with moments of haunting pain and profound sadness alongside the healing power of a community united and the existence, often against all odds, of hope. We are hugely grateful to all the contributors who generously shared their stories, and for the talented musicians for their inspiring music.

    March 21st, 2019
  • Time to Talk

    The fifth Time to Talk event at St Martin-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square, London will take place at 10.30am on Saturday 9 March. This annual event is a service of reflection for people bereaved by suicide and it combines words, music and silence.

    Please email info@judimeadows.com to reserve a free ticket.

    June 22nd, 2018
  • Suicidal thoughts do not mean death is inevitable

    With the news that Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef has died today, just three days after the death of designer, Kate Spade, death by suicide has understandably been thrust into news headlines on both sides of the Atlantic, and beyond.

    My condolences to their families, friends, colleagues and acquaintances, on their tragic deaths, especially as they navigate mourning in the glare of the media.

    June 8th, 2018
  • Finding the words

    When someone loses a loved one to suicide, often family, friends and colleagues want to offer support but feel uncertain about what to say. There is now a new guide to help make it easier to reach out to someone bereaved by suicide. Finding the Words offers practical advice about what to say, as well as what to avoid, and it is based on research by Dr Alexandra Pitman (Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at University College London).

    The Judi Meadows Memorial Fund are delighted to have funded the writing, design and printing of the guide and we hope it will be welcomed as a valuable addition to the resources available for people affected by suicide.

    Finding the words [PDF]

    February 28th, 2018
  • Third Time to Talk service

    The third Time to Talk service for people bereaved by suicide took place on Saturday 4 March 2017 at St Martins-in-the-Field in London’s Trafalgar Square with over 450 attendees. Once again it combined powerful and poignant personal stories, thought-provoking poetry and beautiful moving music. It’s a privilege for us to be involved in helping to bring this unique community together for mutual benefit. This year the church kindly recorded an audio file of the service. It is is available here. We are grateful to everyone who attended and those individuals and organisations whose support helped make the event possible.

    March 7th, 2017
The Judi Meadows Memorial Fund is a restricted grant of the McPin Foundation. Charity number: 1117336
18 Chester Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset BH13 6DD

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