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Welcome to the Good Grief Trust

We’re so sorry you had to find us, but we want you to know that you're not alone and we will try our best to  guide you in the right direction.  We offer our heartfelt condolences to anyone who has suffered a bereavement through COVID-19 or under any circumstance, before or during these uncertain times.

If you have been affected by a bereavement during this crisis and need support, advice and guidance;

PLEASE CALL; NATIONAL COVID19 FREE HELPLINE - 0800 2600 400 - 8am - 8pm 

Click here for our new Coronavirus Bereavement Advice page for updates and tailored information and guidance.

All of us at The Good Grief Trust have lost someone we love, so we want to help you find the support you need as quickly as possible. You will find stories from others who have had a similar loss, practical and emotional support and signposting to a choice of immediate tailored local and national support on each of our pages below.

If you are newly bereaved under any circumstance, please Click here and you will find practical help and tips from us which may help you now.

Click here for our UK map to find your nearest support organisation. Visit our Things to consider page for important information you may like to read now which could help straight away.

Our hope is that you find useful information, advice and encouraging stories from others to help you in this most difficult of times and to make the future that bit brighter.

'Grief can be complicated, but access to support should never be' Linda Magistris CEO/Founder

 

Child

Here you will find local and national support organisations for those who have lost a child anywhere in the UK.  We have stories from other parents who have lost a child and help for you now and ongoing

Partner

Here you will find your local and national support organisations for those who have lost a partner anywhere in the UK. Please watch our videos from widows and widowers who tell their stories and offer support

Parent

Here you will find your local and national support organisations for those who have lost a parent or grandparent. We have videos and stories which we hope will help you and offer some comfort

Sibling

Here you will find your local and national support organisations for those who have lost a sibling at any age. We have stories from the bereaved who tell of their own experience which we hope will help you

Friend

Here you will find your local and national support organisations for those who have lost a friend. Our videos and articles feature stories from those with a similar loss and advice for you on how they coped

The older generation

Here you will find your local and national support organisations for those who have lost someone special in later life. We have helplines, stories, videos and books which may help you find support and friendship

For young people

Here you will find videos from children and young people who have lost someone they love. We have blogs, videos and suggestions from Honor who lost her dad and wants you to know you are not alone. We are here to help

Hope for the future

Take a look through our videos, articles and advice from those who have found new hope. Here you will find stories from those who have lost someone they love, but feel ready to find new love, a new life and purpose to move forward with their lives.

At the Good Grief Trust, we know that listening to the stories of others who have been through a similar loss can help those of you who are grieving. Please watch our videos which we hope will offer comfort to you and advice to friends and family who are trying to support you

For the newly bereaved

Fiona Murphy MBE is our Patron and has been a nurse for over 30yrs, specialising in bereavement

What is grief?

Julia Samuel MBE is a leading psychotherapist working with the bereaved for many years and author of 'Grief Works'

How to help

Do you know someone recently bereaved? Fiona Murphy MBE has words of wisdom

You can’t fix it

Julia Samuels MBE gives tips to friends and family of the newly bereaved

Julia Samuel; "it isn't the circumstances of the death that will predict a positive or negative outcome,
it is the support they get at the time and after the death.

This is the key component to anybody finding a way to rebuild their life."

Linda Magistris CEO and Founder of The Good Grief Trust received the honour of being awarded the 'Points of Light' Award from 10 Downing Street in 2018.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May; “from a devastating personal tragedy you have created a tremendous force for good. The Good Grief Trust is providing vital resources for people experiencing bereavement, offering comfort, practical support and the knowledge that they are not alone.”

Filling a gap

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE talks about why she thinks the work of The Good Grief Trust is so important

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