Where to get Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Is Vital for Many.

The information on the search facility below may well be of benefit: the content was supplied in the main by the Dying Matters Coalition, not by us. It covers non-profit organisations offering end of life support both in terms of care and advice.   Our own contacts continue below. (Back to what to do after a death.)

At The Probate Department Ltd, we can carry the load of dealing with the estate and sorting out the financial issues, but many people need support in coping with the emotional issues inevitably brought up by the death of a friend, relative or partner.  So we hope you will find this collection of links helpful.  Don’t go without help counselling help. You can’t help other people if you aren’t up to it. So please, if you need help, ask for it, and maybe share this page with people who might benefit.

This site is the U.K.’s largest directory of services for people in the last years of life, their families, carers and friends.

This offers amongst other things a national directory of counsellors – pop your postcode in and a list of local services with appear, with the nearest ones first.

  • CRUSE Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Their mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people. Cruse have branches all over the UK, and a telephone service.

This service is for those bereaved by cancer, and doubtless offers the tremendous service and dedication one expects from Macmillan.

This signposts services local to you.

A specialised service for those who have lost loved ones to manslaughter or murder.

(of private counsellors)

If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up – your beliefs, your personality, and even your sense of reality.

Bereavement is the time we spend adjusting to loss. There is no standard time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel during the bereavement period – everyone must learn to cope in their own way.

Grief, although normal, can manifest in a huge range of unexpected ways. Some people get angry, some people withdraw further into themselves and some people become completely numb. Sometimes, grief can turn into something more serious – like depression.

Bereavement counselling may be able to provide support during these very difficult times. Talking about the loss often allows a person to adjust to their new life with all its changes – good and bad. Keeping things bottled up or denying the sadness could prolong the pain. Any loss has to be acknowledged for us to move forward. Bereavement counselling tries to help clients find a place for their loss so they can carry on with life and eventually find acceptance.

We were grateful to receive this email from Justin at www.Bereaving.net:

I learned a lot about grief in a short amount of time. Last year, I lost my grandfather and my 14-year-old dog within months of each other, and my mom was diagnosed with cancer soon after. (Thankfully, she had successful surgery that removed it.) I didn’t know what to do with everything I was feeling, and to be honest, I didn’t really understand what grief was until all of that happened. Of course, now I know how powerful it is and how it can consume you if you let it.

I wish I’d known about sites like yours (and pages like this one – http://prepaidfuneralreview.co.uk/funeral-plan-company-directory/legal-and-financial-funeral-plan-reviewed-2018/) that offer support to people who are grieving, no matter the reason for it. It’s such a complicated experience and it’s deeply personal for everyone, but it’s helpful to have an understanding of it, and it’s important to know you can get through it and that you’re not alone. Having done my own research on the topic, I’ve set aside some grief information you can use on the page I mentioned (or one like it) if you think it would be helpful to your readers.

Complicated grief: How to find joy again
https://www.aetna.com/health-guide/complicated-grief.html

How to Create a Peaceful At-Home Hospice for Your Loved One (click on Captcha to get to content – well worth while!)
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/create-peaceful-at-home-hospice/

Coping with Terminal Illness
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=85&contentid=p07169

The Emotional and Psychological Effects of Cancer
https://www.angieslist.com/articles/emotional-and-psychological-effects-cancer.htm

When You Know You Will Soon Lose Your Pet: The Experience of Anticipatory Grief
https://www.veterinarywisdom.com/single-post/When-You-Know-You-Will-Soon-Lose-Your-Pet-The-Experience-of-Anticipatory-Grief

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
https://www.centerforloss.com/2016/12/helping-heal-child-dies/

Thanks for talking about grief. I can’t tell you how much it means to people to feel supported when they feel devastated by loss.

Thanks,
Justin

Justin Black | https://www.bereaving.net/”

Other pages relating to bereavement support and help:

Suicide  Guide for Employers  Coroner  Hidden pressures   Homicide Service

When your Partner Dies  Inquests  Stop Direct Mail   Funeral Directors Directory

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