The loss of someone close to us, is understandably a challenging and difficult time. Our aim is to be on hand to help and guide you through the process around funeral arrangements, and to make it as stress free as possible.
There are a number of organisations who are also on hand to help you with your bereavement, should you wish to receive it. These are:
MHM - Mental Health Matters - 07850927064
Local Barnstaple centre for support when you need it, when other services are closed. The centre is open Thursday to Sunday 6pm - Midnight at The Mooring, Braddon House, Princess St, Barnstaple, EX32 7EU (St John's Ambulance building)
The Mooring @ Braddon House offers a welcoming, safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and non-clinical environment. The emphasis is on reducing immediate distress, and supporting visitors to access services and opportunities to them in the wider community.You are welcome to come just for a cup of tea and a chat, or you can access one-to-one emotional support from trained mental health professionals. They also offer help in creating staying well and crisis plans.
Cruse Bereavement Care - 0808 808 1677
Cruse Bereavement Care was founded in 1959 and is a national charity providing free advice, information and support to adults, young people and children who are struggling to cope with grief arising from bereavement, when or however the death occurred.
Families In Grief - 01237 479027
Families In Grief supports children, young people and their families who have experience the death of someone close to them.
S.A.N.D.S. - 0808 164 3332
Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
SAIF Care - 0800 917 7224
We have also teamed up with the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) to offer further support and advice to people experiencing grief.
As a member of the trade association, SAIF Care allows us to provide our clients with exclusive access to a free bereavement care helpline and an online chat service, both of which are staffed by trained bereavement specialists.
The SAIF Care team is there to offer a listening ear and give reliable information about a range of help and services available near you.
Each person’s bereavement journey is unique and there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. If you feel that you are struggling following the death of someone close, please contact us and we will be able to assist in getting you the support you need.
For further details about this service please contact us.
Or to receive online support, please click the image below.
We have selected a few digital handbooks that offer bereavement advice and guidance. The first guide is aimed at those who are having to deal with the coroner. The further two guides offer advice to those who are bereaved by suicide, and offer advice family, friends and work colleagues.
These guides were put together by 'Support After Suicide'