UPDATE: Some of the restrictions on emailing have been lifted

We are pleased so say that we are now able to receive some external emails. Until we are completely confident that our servers are not at risk, external emails that include a link or an attachment will continue to be quarantined.  

Emails from us are not affected by the block that is in place, so you should still receive contact from us in this way, although it may take slightly longer than normal. We will let you know when these issues are resolved.

If you need us urgently, please call us.

Recently bereaved

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. 

Find out more about what we offer on our website at www.gloucestershirecruse.org.uk Talk to us, just call 01242 252518 or email us at gloucestershire@cruse.org.uk.

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 emailCrisis Messenger and online chat services remain available to support bereaved families and professionals caring for them.

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