Have you experienced a bereavement during this pandemic?
Bereavement is a complex and multifaceted experience shaped by many different factors, such as culture and personal beliefs. It is therefore important to be able to grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that is right for you.
Norfolk and Waveney Mind is providing a support network for anyone over the age of 18 who has been bereaved during the pandemic.
Being bereaved during this time creates an added complexity due to the restrictions placed on society by lockdown, which means you may have been unable to be with someone, attend a funeral or grieve the way you might normally.
The bereavement does not have to be COVID-19 related. This support network can be accessed through one to one support or an 8-week group session.
The group offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment that provides a space to speak openly about your feelings and emotions, and an opportunity to meet others who have had similar experiences.
Talk to someone
Pick up the phone and talk to someone or try one of the free, confidential online support services below:
General Support Services
111 or 999 in an emergency 24/7
Samaritans (24/7 hours, free from any phone)
For anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Call: 116 123
Samaritans Norwich (Local call charges apply)
Call: 0330 094 5717
Shout! 24/7 free crisis text line
They can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.
Calm Helpline (Open 5pm until midnight 365 days a year)
First Response is a 24/7 helpline for people of all ages in Norfolk and Suffolk who need urgent mental health support.
If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed or worried about your mental health you can telephone the helpline on 0808 196 3494.
An accredited confidential, anonymous and free support service, information and signposting to people anywhere in the UK through our helpline. Calls are taken by trained staff who are there to listen, support, inform and signpost.
Call: 0800 58 58 58
Web chat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
Wellbeing (in Norfolk & Waveney a partnership between MIND, NSFT and Relate)
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. They work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. You can self-refer with the details below.
Call: 0300 123 1503