COVID-19 bereavement support

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LivingGrief is here to support you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic


We are living in exceptional times when we are having to adapt the ways we normally do things in all sorts of ways.

Becoming bereaved during the coronavirus pandemic brings additional challenges and may well lead to greater intensity of thoughts and feelings as well as practical challenges.

We have adapted our bereavement services and are here to help.

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Downloadable bereavement information

Particularly if this is the first time you have experienced a significant bereavement, you may wonder what to expect as you grieve. You may need information about practical things. Click the links below to download information to help:

Attend an online LivingGrief Session

Talking to others who are going through similar experiences of bereavement can be enormously beneficial.

LivingGrief Sessions provide online group support via Zoom for 1 hour, facilitated by members of St Elizabeth Hospice’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing team.

You only need to attend one session, but you can always attend again if you wish.

We are offering these sessions to anyone who is experiencing bereavement over the age of 18 in East Suffolk. You do not need to be a hospice service user to access LivingGrief Sessions.

Unfortunately, our LivingGrief Sessions are unavailable in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. However, we hope to expand this service to the area in the future.

Find out more by clicking the button below.

Talk confidentially with our LivingGrief team on the phone

Struggling with your bereavement? Talk to our professional team through our enquiry line. The team are there to listen and conversations are confidential.

Discuss how you're feeling and how you can be supported through our LivingGrief bereavement & emotional wellbeing enquiry line:

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    Enquiry phone line, Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm 0300 303 5196
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    Alternatively, you can email the team here

By clicking on the GriefChat box below, you can talk directly with a specially trained bereavement counsellor.

GriefChat counsellors are highly experienced in supporting bereaved people. They will listen to your story, explore how grief is affecting you and help you to find additional support.

GriefChat is a free service and is available Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm.

Please be aware, GriefChat is a third party service and not a St Elizabeth Hospice employee.

The service is available to all St Elizabeth Hospice website users over the age of 18. Where it may be identified that a service user is under the age of 18, GriefChat counsellors will outline the terms of service provision and direct the child/young person to other appropriate provision.

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Supporting your mental health

It is so important to look after yourself. Here are some useful links to help you maintain a good mental health:

Need further support? Fill in a referral form

You can refer yourself or someone else to our LivingGrief team. Fill in the form by clicking this link. 

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