With all Empathy UK prepaid funeral plans, we also provide additional services such as bereavement support. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are facing unprecedented times, looming uncertainty and some difficulties accessing regular services. Thus, in this post, we will point you in the direction of getting bereavement support, just as we enter another national lockdown.
Bereavement and Mental Health Support
Sudden – Sudden is an organisation which offers bereavement support to those affected by a sudden death. The Sudden Bereavement Helpline is available on 0800 2600 400 and operates Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm. The organisation offers qualified emotional support, assigning a professional case worker for up to ten weeks.
National Bereavement Partnership – This organisation provides a support helpline, counselling referral and befriending service to those suffering from anxiety, grief or mental health issues. The helpline is available on 0800 448 0800 and operates seven days a week, between 7 am and 10 pm. The National Bereavement Partnership has extended its scope and offers help and guidance dealing with issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
At a Loss – At A Loss is an organisation which directs those suffering from bereavement towards getting help. The organisation seeks to bridge the gap between bereavement support providers and those who need it most. Thus, it aims to direct the bereaved towards information and services appropriate to their loss. With a focus on young people and aimed as a provision sharing site, At A Loss offers a search function whereby users will be offered support catered specifically to their needs.
The Good Grief Trust – The Trust aims to be the UK’s leading fully comprehensive online bereavement support website. Whether you have lost a child, partner, parent, sibling or friend, The Good Grief Trust has information and resources through which you can get the help you need.