“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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  • 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]

  • Time to Talk 2020

    On Saturday 7 March 2020 the sixth Time to Talk event at St Martin-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square, London will be taking place. The event starts at 10.30am and combines powerful words, beautiful music and profound silence.

    If you have been touched by suicide and would like to attend please email info@judimeadows.com to reserve a free ticket.

  • Time to Talk 2019

    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.

  • Suicidal thoughts do not mean death is inevitable

    June 8, 2018

    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.

The Judi Meadows Memorial Fund is a restricted grant of the McPin Foundation. Charity number: 1117336
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