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Covid-19 Bereavement Help | Coping with the death of a loved one | Birmingham City Council

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Covid-19 Bereavement Help

Lots of organisations has specialist support and guidance available to help you at this difficult time.

Sudden has some invaluable guidance for people who have been bereaved as well as advice for caring for someone who has been bereaved.

Cruse Bereavement Care have put together some resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic.  It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.

The Samaritans offer a 24-hour helpline support every day of the year for anyone in distress.

The Compassionate Friends is a national charity supporting bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service giving practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.

Marie Curie has some helpful advice and guidance for bereavement as well as a support line: 0800 090 2309 which can be accessed seven days a week.

Birmingham Hospice has put together some advice on Bereavement Support where you can download a selection of booklets including Your Life After Loss: Coping with Grief and the Ground Feels Wobbly which contains information on supporting children who have lost a loved one.

SANDS supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. Bereavement support is at the core of everything they do.  They have put together some really helpful advice on Covid-19 and Changes that Impact on Bereaved Families.