We aim to offer a forum for all those involved in bereavement and end of life care, to come together to talk, share and learn from each other. We hope you will share your initiatives and projects and provide advice and information to others who could benefit from your knowledge and experience. We have featured interviews from the bereaved below who are keen to highlight both their positive and negative personal stories, in the hope to help reduce the postcode lottery in bereavement support provision and work towards achieving a gold standard of care across the country.
Please use our UK Map, if you are looking to find local support for a patient's relative or friend wherever they live in the UK.
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Fiona Murphy MBE Associate Director of Nursing Pennine Acute Trust
Lydia Baker Bereavement Midwife
Julia Samuel MBE Psychotherapist & Author of ‘Grief Works’
Tracey Bleakley Chief Executive Hospice UK
Tony Bonser Dying Matters Local Champion
Fiona Murphy MBE
Stories from the bereaved to the professionals
Camilla – bereaved mother
Zoe – bereaved partner
Tony – bereaved father
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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
|COVID-19 Bereavement National Helpline||0800 2600 400||New helpline offering support, guidance and signposting during the crisis - 8am - 8pm|
|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|
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