Bereavement is the period of grief and mourning after death. When you grieve, it’s part of the normal process of reacting to a loss. You may experience grief as a mental, physical, social or emotional reaction. Mental reactions can include guilt, anxiety, sadness and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, physical problems or illness.
Grief counselling or grief therapy can be useful to some people. Below are some useful services you can access:
Coventry City Council Bereavement
“Coventry Bereavement Services will support you and your family when planning a funeral either for burial or cremation. This can be in person or by phone, their staff are highly trained, conscientious, caring and are sensitive to your requirements. They will take as much time as you need to make sure we look after you and your family at such a difficult time.”
Telephone: 024 7697 5520
Cruse Bereavement Support
“We help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.”
Telephone: 0808 8081677
Gingerbread Bereavement Support
“We’re the leading national charity working with single parent families. We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single mums and dads.”
Telephone: 0808 8020925
Myton Hospice Bereavement
“Coping with a terminal illness is a huge challenge for patients, friends and family, including children. We provide support for both adults and children, either individually or in groups, to help you cope.
By providing an opportunity to talk to someone who is not directly involved in the situation and by sharing your worries and fears, you can feel less overwhelmed by them. It can also help you feel more in control even though there may be some things you cannot change.”
Telephone: 01926 492518
National Bereavement Service
“The National Bereavement Service helps those in need of support during the difficult time of losing a loved one with our services including emotional and legal assistance.”
Telephone: 0800 0246 121
UHCW Bereavement Services
“Please accept the condolences and sympathy of UHCW NHS Trust for your loss. We understand that there will be a lot for you and your family to deal with at this difficult time.
You will find that there are a lot of practical matters you will need to deal with following bereavement and we hope the information provided will be of help.”
Telephone: 02476 965834/ 02476 965835/ 02476 965838