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    After experiencing the death of a loved one you might find it difficult to adjust.  Grief can have a massive impact and you may find that you need some support. Following are a number of support agencies that can help.

     

    Bereavement Advice Centre

    The Bereavement Advice Centre provides helpful practical advice on what to when someone dies. Opening hours:

    Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00, except bank holidays 

    Telephone: 0800 634 9494

     

    Cruse Bereavement Care

    Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to people who are struggling with the death of a loved one and are in need of additional specialist help. They offer telephone, email and face-to-face support to people of all ages.

    Monday and Friday from 09:30 to 17:00, except bank holidays

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:30 to 20:00 

    Telephone: 0844 477 9400

    Email address: helpline@cruse.org.uk 

     

    Child Death Helpline

    The Child Death Helpline is staffed by bereaved parents trained to support others going through a similar experience. The helpline is there for anyone that has been affected by the death of a child. Opening hours are:

    Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00

    Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 13:00 to 16:00

    Every Evening from 19:00 to 22:00

    Telephone: 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019

     

    Pregnancy Choices Directory

    Pregnancy Choices Directory provides people with support and information about all aspects of pregnancy, including miscarriages and abortion. They provide specific counselling for dealing with pregnancy, pre- and post-abortion, miscarriage, adoption and baby loss.

    Telephone: 07826 715 377

     

    The Miscarriage Association

    The Miscarriage Association provide advice and information for people pre- and post-abortion. They have advice pages designed specifically for young people and provide a helpline to support people in understanding and dealing with the bereavement. Opening hours:

    Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 16:00

    Telephone: 01924 200799

     

    Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

    UK-SOBS is a national charity that is dedicated supporting adults who have been bereaved by suicide. They offer support via email and in support groups. Opening hours:

    Every day from 09:00 to 21:00 

    Telephone: 0300 111 5065

     

    The Harbour

    The Harbour are a charity who deliver professional counselling, free of charge, to people affected by life-threatening illnesses, or who have been bereaved through illness.

    Telephone: 0117 925 9348

     

    Samaritans

    Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for anyone in need, no matter what you are experiencing. They can help you explore your options, understand your problems, or just be there to listen. The number is free from landlines and mobiles and does not show up on phone bills.

    Telephone: 116 123
    Email: jo@samaritans.org  
    Address: 20 Oxford Place, Plymouth, PL1 5AJ (Please check their website for opening hours)

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