GOOD GRIEF CARDS
National signposting resource for the bereaved and health professionals, endorsed and recommended by the Department of Health and Social Services.
Nadine Dorries MP - Minister for Bereavement (Non-financial) said:
“As Minister for Bereavement (Non-financial), one of my highest priorities is making sure that families and friends who have lost loved ones have access to the support they need.
I am glad that the Good Grief Trust cards will help ensure that grieving families and friends are aware of the wide range of excellent bereavement support that is available to them, if and when they need it.”
We are the UK's leading bereavement network. Our growing central database lists over 800 local, regional and national support services, helplines, videos, advice and guidance under one umbrella.
This resource combines a condolence card with a durable plastic credit card insert, which when removed may be kept by the user, with website and contact details.
Our Good Grief cards are available to all front-line bereavement teams, UK health centres, GP's, crematoria, funeral directors, schools, universities, community groups, HR departments and anyone supporting the bereaved in the community.
Our cards have proved a vital resource, ensuring the bereaved receive a CHOICE of help from day one and that they know they are not alone in their grief.
Good Grief cards are used to supplement Bereavement Packs/Booklets or to replace existing resources, to ensure literature and signposting is kept up to date and is as comprehensive as possible.
Our aim is that no-one who needs support is allowed to fall through the net and that a uniform standard of care and national provision of signposting to the bereaved becomes mandatory.
In 2018 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;
Prime Minister Theresa May said: “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.”
Please help us to ensure that anyone bereaved, anywhere in the country is able to find our national database and access help and hope in one place. Thank you
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|
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.