Look after yourself

Being bereaved can be one of the loneliest experiences you or someone you love may go through. Talking, and being with friends and family, can be one of the most helpful ways to cope after someone close to us dies.

The current isolation and social distancing can make the feelings of sadness and grief much more intense. You may continue to live in the house that you shared with the person who has died, or you may be isolated away from people who you would otherwise turn to for support.

You may have children or other family members in the house who you feel you need to be strong for, or indeed you may have children who have experienced loss. The combination of these factors can mean that feelings of grief aren’t fully expressed.

There are many organisations that guide you through the process of arranging a funeral, and where to seek support:

Bereavement Support

Cruse Bereavement Care

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Bereavement Support Worcestershire

Financial Advice

Citizens Advice

General Advice

Gov.uk bereavement information