Bereavement is the period of sadness and loneliness that we experience from a loss. Those who experience loss as a consequence to COVID-19, or loss through another cause may experience increased trauma and may be cut off from some of their usual support network.
The information below aims to provide you with some resources to support you preparing for, or managing through, the bereavement process.
What to do when someone dies: step by step
Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, notify government departments and manage financial issues.
Grief after bereavement or loss
Support is also available if you're finding it hard to cope with stress, anxiety or depression.
Age UK information guides and factsheets
Information guides and factsheets.
What you can do to help yourself, and what you can do to help others.
Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19
Hospice UK have formulated a COVID19 guide to nursing your dying relative at home. This guidance is produced to help support people who are caring for someone who is dying at home from COVID-19 infection.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cruse offers telephone, email and website support. This site has free publications and links to further resources for support.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness
If your family member or friend is living with a terminal illness, or if you have a terminal illness yourself or worried about coronavirus. Some people living with a terminal illness may be at higher risk of experiencing more serious complications from coronavirus. You may also be worried about whether services, like nursing care or social services, will be available. This site has some general information that you may find helpful.
Further support is also available from:
- The Good Grief Trust - Coronavirus Bereavement Advice
- Support for the bereaved - Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions.
- At A Loss - Dealing with bereavement and grief during the Covid-19 pandemic
- National Association of Funeral Directors - COVID-19 Funeral Advice
- Mind Resources
- Marie Curie Telephone Bereavement Support