I am Bereaved
Experiencing the death of a close friend, family member, or somebody in our community, can take a real toll on our mental health.
Grief and bereavement are a really tough experience to go through and it is different journey for everyone. It is totally natural to feel sad, shocked, depressed, worried, anxious, numb, or angry. Everybody has different reactions, and people often find they move through different phases of grief as time goes on – it is useful to think of grief as an emotional process, not an one-off reaction. Grief may affect how you feel physically, mentally and socially, and it is really important to find ways to cope that work for you.
It can sometimes be hard to speak to the people around you about bereavement. It also isn’t your fault if other people find it hard to talk about bereavement and grief – some people find it a difficult topic, but this isn’t a reflection on you. If you are struggling, then please know you are not alone, and you have come to the right place by visiting this website.
There is a lot of help available for you, which we have directly signposted to below.
Learn more about bereavement support
Useful information on grief
The Good Grief Trust provide an amazing website with help options, and information about losing somebody tailored for each situation.
YoungMinds video of Young Activists : ‘If you’re grieving, this is for you’
Ring the National Bereavement Partnership helpline
0800 448 0800 (7am – 10pm, everyday)
Ring Cruse, the national bereavement helpline on 0808 808 1677
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am – 8pm
Weekends 10am – 2pm
Or visit their website: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Text the crisis textline
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to start a conversation
Shout Crisis Text Line offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text anytime, or visit their website here
For loss by suicide
Contact SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)
Call their helpline on 0300 111 5065
9am-9pm Monday to Sunday
Or visit their website
If it is an emergency…