It can be overwhelming when someone close to us dies. You may find it difficult to cope and you might not know how to find the support you need. Grief and bereavement can also affect our mental health and emotional wellbeing.
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Everyone manages grief in different ways, but the important thing is you're not alone.
It can be overwhelming when someone close dies. So, we have put together some advice and resources to help guide you through this difficult time.
GOV.UK provides a step by step guide on what you should do when someone dies.
To register a death in Redbridge, visit our page on how to register a death in Redbridge.
It can be difficult to know what to say to someone who is grieving but the charity Dying Matters have suggested these tips on how to support someone who is grieving:
You may wish to reach out to your local community or voluntary organisation for support or you may wish to get in touch with your own local faith organisation.
The NHS bereavement support pages offer advice and support. There are a range of services and organisations that can provide support and counselling if you have lost a loved one. These include both local and national services.
MIND provides information on bereavement, where to go for support and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.
Cruse Bereavement Care offers telephone, email, face-to-face or group support. They also offer specialist bereavement support, like support for bereaved children and young people, and for people bereaved through suicide, drugs and alcohol, and Coronavirus.
At A Loss signposts people to information and services appropriate to their loss using their search facility. They also offer a live chat bereavement counselling service.
Bereavement Advice Centre offers a free helpline and web-based information services giving practical information, advice and signposting.
National Bereavement Service offers support, signposting and legal guidance following a bereavement.
Several hospices in Redbridge also offer comfort and support to the bereaved.
MIND provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.
The Support After Suicide Partnership offers support for people who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Macmillan Cancer Support charity offers support and information to those who have lost someone to cancer.
British Heart Foundation offers end-of-life and bereavement support to anyone who has lost someone through a heart condition. They also offer specialist resources for children.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) offers emotional support to those bereaved through Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), using volunteers who have suffered a similar experience.
Alzheimer’s Society supports people with grief, loss and bereavement when it involves Alzheimer's disease.