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:
Call 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.
Cruse Bereavement Care - Due to the current pandemic and ongoing social distancing, all Cruse services will be provided over the telephone, email or internet until further notice. Please contact us to find out more.
Winston’s Wish - More children and young people will face bereavement through the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know that in uncertain times like this, children and young people need reassurance and we know many grieving families will be looking for support. Our Freephone National Helpline, along with our ASK email, Crisis Messenger and online chat services remain available to support bereaved families and professionals caring for them.