We are extremely sorry for your loss and appreciate that bereavement is an incredibly difficult time.
The death of a loved one can be among the most difficult moments that any of us will face in our lives, and it often falls on those closest to the deceased and grieving the most to make arrangements for their final journey. We are here to provide support and help to you in this most difficult time so please do not hesitate to contact the surgery if you have any queries or require assistance. Provided below are some useful resources that you might find useful.
Beavement Support Services
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their 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.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
Butterflies Bereavement Support:
Butterflies Bereavement Support was founded by a group of people who had experienced bereavement and loss and who have used their skills and experience to ensure that all people have full access to a specialist bereavement support network at the time of need for their family and friends. It is voluntary service offered by volunteers who have been officially checked in line with Home Office Requirements and have Enhanced DBS checks. These are reviewed regularly. They also undergo training and access to additional training and supervision.
Hampshire: 02381550066 Mobile: 07889009393
Simon Says - Child Breavement Support:
A charity dedicated to support children and young people up to the age of 18 years who suffer significant loss in their life. Charity offers information and advice to move forward with their life, but never to forget their significant person.
They provide telephone support line, host monthly age appropriate support groups, offer the opportunity to meet other families who have also been bereaved.
Support line: 02380647550 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: https://www.simonsays.org.uk
Winstons Wish - National Child Bereavement Support:
Charity supporting bereaved children and young people across the UK. Winston's Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them.
Freephone National Helpline: 08088 020 021 Email: email@example.com
Information for Bereaved (COVID-19)
This leaflet offered by HM Government, shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and explains the next steps, answers some of your questions, and guides you to the extra help and support that is available.
Ataloss and The Good Grief
If you have been bereaved and need support, Ataloss and The Good Grief Trust offer helplines, information and guidance to help you:
If you have been suddenly bereaved, Sudden can provide specialist support:
Support after suicide bereavement
Amparo is a free support service for anyone affected by suicide across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The service provides practical and emotional support after bereavement. The experienced liaison workers can assist anyone impacted in accessing the support they need, whilst helping with a range of practical matters such as dealing with police and coroners; helping with media enquiries; and preparing for and attending inquests.
Please contact us to make a referral or contact the team directly using details below:
- call 0300 088 9255
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- visit https://amparo.org.uk/contact-us
Amparo’s local liaison workers aim to make initial contact within 24 hours of a referral being made.