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Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

During the global coronavirus pandemic we are dealing with death, often under very difficult circumstances.

Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Those who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected.

A UK based agency, Cruse Bereavement Care have put together resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic. It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.

Click here to visit the website.

The Family Support Team at Cranford Hospice have reviewed this website and acknowledge that there is some useful resources for families who may need help at this time.

Remember that if you are struggling, the following helplines may be able to assist:

For Adults:

  • You can free call or text 1737 at any time to speak with a trained counsellor – it’s free and confidential
  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or free text 4357 (HELP)
  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666
  • Depression helpline – 0800 111757
  • Parent help – 0800 568856

For Youth:

  • Youthline – 0800 376 633 or free text 234
  • What’s Up (5yr – 18 yrs) – 0800 9428787
  • Kidsline – 0800 543754

Other specialist helplines:

  • Alcohol & drug helpine – 0800 787797
  • Family violence (are you ok) – 0800 456450
  • Womans refuge crisis line – 0800 733843
  • Gambling helpline – 0800 654655
  • Anxiety phone line – 0800 2694389 (0800 ANXIETY)
  • Senior line – 0800 725463

Crisis helplines:

  • Emergency Mental Health Services – 0800 112334 (suicide assessment team)
  • Oranga Tamariki – 0508 326459