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Support through bereavement

4:00 pm, Monday, 7th December 2020 - 2 years ago

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Grieving is a natural part of bereavement.

There is no right way to grieve. You may want to reach out to friends and family or want time to be alone.

There are also helplines and websites that you can use to get support and find information to help yourself or someone else going through bereavement.

However you’re feeling is okay but if you start to feel depressed, alone, very angry or anxious there’s a lot you can do to understand the way you’re feeling.

It’s not always easy to notice when your emotions are getting the better of you and when you should get support.

If your feelings are getting in the way of everyday life such as enjoying your usual activities, wanting to speak to friends and family, or taking care of responsibilities like work and personal hygiene use the resources below.

  • Find useful mental health information on Mind or call North East Lincolnshire Mind on 01472 349991.
  • For local mental health support call the Single Point of Access (SPA) at any time of the day or night on (01472) 256256, option 3. NAViGO has more options for support.

Youth Mental Health

  • Young Minds offers useful information for mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people.
  • Kooth offers safe, anonymous online counselling for young people.
  • If you’re 11-19 years old you can text your school nurse on 07507 331620 for confidential advice and support (during normal working hours or call direct on 01472 323600).
  • For Young Minds Matters youth mental health call (01472) 626100, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256.

If you cannot attend the funeral there are many ways you can remember and mourn for your loved one.

  • Send a condolence card
  • Have pictures or letters put in the coffin
  • Request that the funeral service be recorded/webcasted so you can watch it online afterwards
  • Light a candle in front of a photograph of your loved one at the same time as the funeral service
  • Ask the funeral director if someone attending can live stream the service to you and others through a video conferencing app
  • Connect with each other with a video conferencing app after the service to share stories and offer your thoughts and prayers
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