Bereavement 

 

Whilst PH is unable to offer specific bereavement counselling and support, we have included a list of organisations below where you may be able to access this.

Your local mental health and wellbeing hub may also be able to provide you with information about support services local to you:

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At Loss.org provide the UK's signposting website for anyone bereaved and those supporting them

 Cruse Bereavement Support  provides support for managing grief

There are also more profession specific services which you could also access for counselling:

BMA Wellbeing counselling service is open 24/7 to all doctors and medical students - by telephone and in person

RCN Counseling service As an RCN member you can get free, confidential support and assistance to help you deal with challenging, emotional issues you may face, whether work related or personal. 

When people have suffered multiple bereavements within a short space of time or if their grief does not lift after a few months then further treatment and support may well be needed, and we would then advise that you access our service.

NHS England Bereavement support provides bereavement support for staff who have experienced loss through their work:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a lot of very helpful information with links to helpful support and advice services:

Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse Bereavement Care offers free information and advice to anyone who has been affected by a death.

London Bereavement Forum  London Bereavement Network (LBN) is a forum for bereavement services throughout the Greater London area.

The Society for Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical  The Society assists necessitous widows, widowers, orphans and dependants of doctors in times of hardship.

Counselling Directory Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.

National suicide bereavement report  From Grief to Hope report.

Key resources for those bereaved or affected by suicide Key resources that we think you will find helpful are listed under three categories (you may be interested in more than one category). This is not an exhaustive list, but it will enable you to identify key organisations and documents that can guide, support and signpost you.

 

The Diary of Dr. Sharon McDonnell (My Personal Experience of Being Bereaved by Suicide) -  click here 

Dr. Sharon McDonnell, Managing Director of Suicide Bereavement UK  and Shirley Smith Founder of If U Care Share Foundation and member of Support After Suicide Partnership were interviewed by BBC News.

View here 

Please see link to how to notify agencies/organisations when someone has died click here