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The impact of a death may be devastating. It can cause intense feelings of grief for loved ones, as well as those around them.
It can be helpful to be aware of what support is available, should you need it. Here are a few places you might find helpful.
Bereavement and traumatic events (Every Mind Matters, NHS) https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters/lifes-challenges/bereavement-and-traumatic-events/
Support after sudden bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Thrive LDN) https://thriveldn.co.uk/resources/support-after-sudden-bereavement/
Support for people who witness suicide (Thrive LDN) https://thriveldn.co.uk/2021/09/10/new-resource-available-to-support-people-who-witness-a-suicide/
Support After Suicide (SASP) https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) https://uksobs.org/
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) https://www.thecalmzone.net/
Suicide postvention across south west London (Mind in Brentford and Wandsworth) https://www.bwwmind.org.uk/local-mind-services-london/local-counselling-services/suicide-prevention-support-services/suicide-postvention/
Child bereavement (Child Bereavement UK) https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
Stillbirth and neonatal death (SANDS) https://www.sands.org.uk/
Pregnancy loss (The Miscarriage Association) https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/
How to cope with bereavement and grief (Good Thinking) https://www.good-thinking.uk/coronavirus/how-to/cope-bereavement-and-grief/
Find bereavement support near you (NHS) https://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/other-services/Bereavement%20support/LocationSearch/314
Looking out for friends and colleagues
It might feel more difficult to mention to someone that you’re worried about them. If you’re worried about someone, The Samaritans has a range of resources to help get the conversation started. https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/if-youre-worried-about-someone-else/how-support-someone-youre-worried-about/what-do-if-you-think-someone-struggling/
Samaritans: 116 123
Whatever problems you are facing Samaritans are there to listen.
CRUSE: 0808 808 1677
Support and advice if you are grieving or dealing with bereavement and loss of a loved one.