“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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  • 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.

    Specific elements of the service can be found at the following time codes:

    01:03 – Music: Largo from Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, George Frederick Handel
    03:31 – Welcome: Revd Dr Sam Wells
    04:54 – Opening address: David Mosse
    10:49 – Music: O thou art the light, Gabriel Jackson
    13:27 – Testimony: Anne Biggs-Davidson
    20:04 – Music: The Lamb, John Tavener
    23:25 – Poem: In memoriam Suzette Sabrina, Elly Niland
    27:20 – Music: Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas, Henry Purcell
    33:13 – Music: Agnus Dei from The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, Karl Jenkins
    38:13 – Testimony: Rohan Kallicharan
    45:20 – Music: Ups and Downs, Hattie Whitehead
    49:22 – Testimony: Amy Meadows
    58:12 – Testimony: Sharon McDonell
    1:05:35 – Music: Gabriel’s Oboe, Ennio Morricone arr. Craig Stella John
    1:09:23 – Closing address: Revd Dr Sam Wells

    March 7th, 2017
  • New Year’s Honours recognises mental health champions

    We are really delighted that the Queen’s New Year Honours has recognised the important work in the field of mental health of a number of brilliant and committed people who we have worked with over the years to raise the profile of, and improve services for, people with mental health problems. Heartfelt congratulations to Hamish Elvidge of the Matthew Elvidge Trust, Sue Baker of Time to Change, Alison Baum of Best Beginnings and Sarah Brennan of Young Minds.

    Sue Baker
    Sue Baker
    January 1st, 2017
  • Suicide prevention guidance for local authorities

    We are very pleased that Public Health England have today launched local suicide prevention planning guidance to support local authorities develop and deliver effective suicide prevention interventions. The guidance has been developed on behalf of PHE by Amy and her team at Meadows Communications over the last six months following extensive consultation with practitioners and a review of the evidence. A letter from the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt is being sent out to every local authority encouraging them to use the guidance. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the guidance and we hope that with this support that more local action across England in 2017 and beyond.

    Suicide prevention guidance for local authorities – download PDF

    October 25th, 2016
The Judi Meadows Memorial Fund is a restricted grant of the McPin Foundation. Charity number: 1117336
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