If you have been bereaved, you may be struggling with the additional stress of being cut off from your usual support network. Below you can find some resources you may find useful. We will continue to update these resources as more become available.
The NHS in Gloucestershire has developed this leaflet called ‘Grieving in Exceptional Times’. It contains practical information about what you need to do when someone dies, as well as giving some suggestions for where you may be able to get support if needed. Please note that as the situation is continually changing, it is possible that some of the information may become out of date, so please check back regularly for updates.
Links to support
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse have put together these resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.
Great Oaks Hospice
Great Oaks Services
The Bereavement Service is mainly for the family and friends of the people who have used their services, though they try to provide support to everyone who contacts them where possible.
Longfield Counselling and Bereavement Service is currently operating face to face, telephone and online counselling sessions.
Someone close to me has died
Find advice, guidance and additional support via Sue Ryder’s online community.
Supporting bereaved children
Winston’s Wish have suspended all of their face to face activities, but their national helpline remains open, as well as their ASK email Crisis Messenger and online chat. Their website also has lots of resources with advice and guidance for supporting bereaved children at this time.