Grief or Bereavement counselling helps mourning by allowing someone to work through the stages of grief in a supported relationship. So, look up some of the organisations we have listed below – even if you think you are doing okay. The goals of grief counselling include:
- Accepting the loss and talking about it
- Identifying and expressing feelings related to the loss (anger, guilt, anxiety, helplessness, sadness)
- Living without the deceased and making decisions alone
- Separating emotionally and forming new relationships
- The provision of support
- Identifying ways of coping that suit the bereaved. Explaining the grieving process.
Please find below details of several organisations providing bereavement support:
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering bereavement caused by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Telephone: 0121 687 8010
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the UK’s largest charities, which provides specialist health care, information and financial support for people affected by cancer.
Telephone: 0808 808 0000
Age UK can be contacted for emotional support and advice about financial support and practicalities after a death.
Telephone: 0116 299 2278
Bereavement Advice Centre
There are many practical issues to manage when someone dies. Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.
Telephone: 0800 634 9494