Coronation Street's Michelle Connor is seen contemplating suicide following the loss of her baby son in the latest episodes of the soap. The character, played by Kym Marsh, sits on a bridge and thinks about ending it all in scenes of the ITV soap broadcast on Monday evening.  

Dr Clea Harmer, chief executive at Sands, said: "At Sands, bereaved parents tell us they grieve in different ways for their babies and sometimes mothers may feel suicidal, like Michelle in Coronation Street this week.

"But it's important to note that not every parent whose baby has died feels this way.

"If you are affected by Michelle's storyline and are in despair, please do not hesitate to seek help immediately by contacting your GP, the 24 Hour NHS Helpline on 111 or one of the many organisations linked to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.

"The Sands Helpline, on 020 7436 5881, is also open to help and support anyone affected by the death of a baby.

"We are dedicated to providing emotional support and information right from the early hours after a baby's death, through to the weeks, months and years ahead."  Continue reading