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.
NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK 2020 - 2- 8 December
The Good Grief Trust are the organisers of this annual Christmas event to raise awareness of the impact of grief and loss on a national platform.
For support and details of the campaign
If you have been affected by a sudden bereavement during this crisis and need support, advice and guidance;
PLEASE CALL; SUDDEN BEREAVEMENT HELP 0800 2600 400,
OPERATING HOURS: 10AM – 4PM MONDAY – FRIDAY.
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.
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
Do you need to speak to someone now?
24 HOUR SUPPORT LINES
|Samaritans||116 123 (UK)||For anyone at anytime for any reason|
|Childline||0800 1111||Support for 18yrs & under and their relatives|
|Silverline||0800 470 8090||Support for the over 50's|
DAY/EVENING SUPPORT LINES
|Sudden Bereavement Helpline||0800 2600 400||10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday - immediate support|
|National Bereavement Partnership Helpline||0800 448 0800||7am and 10pm for emotional support.|
|Cruse||0808 808 1677||Nationwide bereavement support|
|Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland||0845 600 2227||Thursday 8am-10pm and Friday 8am-4pm.|
|Child Bereavement UK||0800 02 88840||Helpline (9 - 5pm)|
|Child Death Helpline||0800 282 986|
0808 800 6019
|Every evening 7-10pm|
Mon/Thurs/Fri - 10am - 1pm
Tues/Wed - 10am - 4pm
|Grief Talk||0808 802 0111||Support for anyone to Grieftalk from any phone for free|
Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm
Have a 1-2-1 CHAT live session with a Grieftalk counsellor
|Bereavement Advice Centre||0800 634 9494||Practical advice (9 - 5pm)|
|Bereavement Trust||0800 435 455||Emotional and practical advice (6 - 10pm)|
|DrugFam||0300 888 3853||Drug and Alcohol addiction |
The helpline line is available between 9am and 9pm seven days a week.
|Sands||0808 164 3332||9.30am - 5.30pm Mon to Fri and 9.30am - 9.30pm Tues and Thurs evenings|
Free confidential helpline for anyone affected by the death of a baby.
|Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide||0300 111 5065||9am-9pm every day|
|Breathing space Scotland Helpline for when it becomes difficult to cope||0800 838587|
Monday to Thursday - 6pm - 2am
Friday 6pm - 6am
|The Compassionate Friends||0345 123 2304|
Open every day 10 am – 4 pm, 7-10 pm
|The Lullaby Trust||0808 802 6868|
Monday - Friday, 10 am – 5 pm
|The Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service|
|0161 983 0700||Open Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm|
What to do next…
Go to our 'Newly Bereaved' page where you'll find help from us to you.
Find local support
Please help us with a donation towards our work during these challenging times.
Our funding has been drastically cut due to events being cancelled.
It is VITAL that we ensure anyone bereaved during this crisis is signposted to a choice of IMMEDIATE support for their grief.
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
What is grief?
How to help
You can’t fix it
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."