I need support with Bereavement

When someone you know dies, life can be very tough, and it affects everyone in different ways. Learning more about the grieving process can help you understand what you’re going through. It is possible to experience any range of emotions and there is no right or wrong way to feel. Grief can be overwhelming at times, so please reach out for support.

Local support…

The Bereavement Help Point – Offers advice and information about local support contacts and bereavement support groups in Rutland – https://www.bhprutland.com/ 

Cruse – For those who are struggling after a bereavement or supporting someone else who is suffering. It is a national organisation, which offers local and national support.

Local support: Leicestershire – Call 0116 288 4119 or email [email protected]

Stamford and Bourne – Call 07715 527 611 or email [email protected]

National support: Call 0808 808 1677 or visit https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/ 

LOROS – Bereavement and Counselling Service, offering one to one and group counselling and support: 0116 2313771 or visit https://loros.co.uk/our-care/bereavement-hubs

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice – Offers Family and Bereavement Support, has an online Bereavement Community and Grief Kind Spaces for support and the opportunity to chat and get things off your chest: email [email protected], call 01733 225921 for more information, or visit https://www.sueryder.org/how-we-can-help/sue-ryder-thorpe-hall-hospice/services

The Laura Centre – Therapeutic service for when a child dies or is bereaved: Call the helpline number 0116 254 4341 or visit https://thelauracentre.org.uk/

Other Phone and Online supports…

Mind – Offers information, advice and guidance. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/ .

Support for different types of bereavement: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/support-and-self-care/

Grief Chat -Offers access to paid bereavement counselling and free online support with bereavement, the instant chat box is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (UK time): https://www.ataloss.org/live-chat or visit https://griefchat.co.uk/ for more information about all support offered.

At a Loss – Bereavement website, showing where you can turn to. https://www.ataloss.org/

National Bereavement Service – Provides practical advice on all aspects of bereavement, and information about managing grief. https://thenbs.org/emotional-support/the-experience-of-grief or call 0800 0246121, or email [email protected]

Hospiscare -Helps to understand grief with ‘The Ball and the Box’. https://www.hospiscare.co.uk/how-we-help/advice-support/talking-about-death-and-dying/why-grief-is-like-a-ball-in-a-box/

NHS Inform Scotland – NHS advice for bereavement and grief, with a self-help guide. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/mental-health-self-help-guides/bereavement-and-grief-self-help-guide

Free NHS Talking Therapies –  Refer yourself for NHS Talking Therapies. For those who live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and aged 16 or over. You do not need to see a GP first and can call directly. Please call VITA Health Group on 03300 945595. Or visit their website for more information or refer online… https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/leicester-leicestershire-rutland/

Extra support…                                     

If you are still struggling, please contact the surgery to book a review. You may be offered an appointment with our dedicated Mental Health Practitioner to decide what other support you may need. In some cases, medication may be needed to support your mental health and aid your recovery.