Bereavement Support During COVID-19

Support During COVID-19

Grief doesn’t come with an instruction manual or a road map. It is both unique and universal. When someone significant dies we can be impacted in so many ways and how we experience our grief is intertwined with our own history, sense of self, and personal coping style and this can make it hard to navigate as we try and understand what is happening.

We don’t often talk about death and dying, and so feelings around grief can take us by surprise and we might not realise that our experience is perfectly normal. In the same way, we often struggle to know what to say when we are trying to support someone else who has been bereaved. Instead we might stay silent or avoid any contact to save our own feelings or awkwardness. At Compton Care, we are also often asked about what grief is like for children and young people and about the best ways to support them.

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The following guides have been written with all of this in mind. They are neither road map nor instruction manual, but we hope they are helpful to you in making sense of your own grief, or in helping someone else in theirs. These guides are in English, but further down the page you can find leaflets translated into Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

If you are struggling with your grief and would like to know more about how we can support you, please call our Care Coordination Centre team on 01902 774570

Clinical Enquiries: 01902 774570, General Enquiries: 0300 323 0250.