The Barbara Bettle Project: Maxines Story

The Barbara Bettle Foundation has been set up to support members of the Knowsley community whom have been affected by Suicide and raise awareness of support services / community programmes for individuals whom maybe feeling suicidal. 


  • To improve the level of support available for individuals who have been bereaved through suicide within the Knowsley area.
  • To reduce levels of social isolation for individuals whom are feeling suicidal.
  • To improve levels of community support in Knowsley for individuals with depression / anxiety.
  • To improve awareness amongst the local community of how to support people whom maybe feeling suicidal.


Fully funded counselling for individuals who have been bereaved through suicide

Fully funded cognitive behavioural therapy for individuals who have been bereaved through suicide

Social Activities 


Barbara Bettle was sadly taken by Suicide in 2015. 
Barbara was a lovely person with a loving family, daughter, loads of friends and an all-round good person. 
Barbara was in full time employment, was a member of various volunteer organisations and was a massive Evertonian and it was never expected that she would have taken her own life. The impact of her death had devastating impact on family, friends, work colleagues and friends in general, all in absolute shock that something like this would happen to Barbara.

We know Barbara case is similar to many in people are left in total shock and are left to adapt to a world without this person. This foundation aims to help those people and also work to prevent suicides were possible. Do you know that people are 3 times more likely to have a recurrent suicide in family after a suicide?

All services are delivered to support both individuals and families and aim to save lives in Barbaras memory.

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