Losing a friend or relative is a tough experience to go through and people react to grief in different ways. Here, we have provided details of some of the key support that is available to you.
- The government has produced some support for the bereaved which contains Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions. This has been translated into a number of different languages.
- Thrive LDN has put together a resource pack to support you if you are grieving the sudden death of someone close to you, or if you are supporting someone going through sudden bereavement.
- The Coroners’ Courts Support Service has also produced a helpline leaflet and a bereavement support pack.
We have produced a series of guidance packs to support people through the bereavement process, which is made even more challenging during the pandemic. There are three guides available, as follows:
- How to prepare for the death of a friend or relative: helps people understand what to expect when someone is near the end of their life, provides tips on practical care and information on where to go for further support.
- What to do if a friend or relative dies: provides practical advice on areas such as arranging a funeral, looking after an individual’s personal affairs and caring for their pets.
- Where to go for bereavement support: a list of organisations for people to reach out for support at any stage of the grieving process. It includes national, local and specialist organisations, along with contact details.