Bereavement support during Covid-19

Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There’s no right or wrong way to feel.

You may be finding it particularly difficult at the moment because of the changes in place to try to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Changes have been made to several services, including end of life and palliative care, as well as funeral arrangements.

You may feel that you need some extra help and support during this time. Please find below some resources that may be of some help to you

Further help and support is also available via the NHS website by following https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/bereavement-advice-and-support/ or by calling the NHS bereavement helpline on 0800 2600 400 for guidance and support if someone you know has died.

It’s open every day from 8am to 8pm. The nurses on the helpline can give you advice, guidance and practical support during this difficult time.

Our GPs, ANP’s and Practice Nurses are also here to support you – you are not alone.

CRUSE: Cruse Bereavement Care have produced helpful resources about grief and coronavirus
https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Way Widowed and Young:

WAY a national charity in the UK for people aged 50 or under when their
partner died
https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/news/offering-support-through-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

Dying Matters:

Aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to
make plans for the end of life. https://www.dyingmatters.org/page/updated-resources

Irish Hospice Foundation

Have produced a resource on grieving in exceptional times
https://hospicefoundation.ie/bereavement-2-2/covid19-care-and-inform/