Bereavement Help Points

Bereavement Help Points

Bereavement Help Points provide an opportunity to connect with others who are bereaved and are run by trained volunteers with experience of supporting people through bereavement

Bereavement Help Point Sessions

St Christopher’s offer drop in Bereavement Help Point sessions and Virtual Bereavement Help Point sessions.

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Bereavement Help Point

We run Virtual Bereavement Help Point sessions every week.

These sessions are open to anyone who would like to join with others who have experienced loss. They provide an informal space where the subject of death and bereavement is addressed
openly and empathically.

The sessions are facilitated by volunteers who offer advice, guidance and a listening ear. Feel free to drop in and find out more about bereavement services in your area.

If you would like to join us or find out more abut these virtual sessions, you can register below.

The Bereavement Help Points are places where public can access information and guidance on bereavement services within the area that they are situated. They are staffed by volunteers who have experience dealing with the bereaved and are therefore able to listen to visitors as well as help them understand and ‘normalise’ the feelings they are having.

The drop in Bereavement Help Points are weekly 2 hour service in various locations. These sessions enable members of the community to access a wide variety of services and also gives a regular point where the subject of death and bereavement is addressed openly and empathically in an informal setting.

Visitors support each other and often visit regularly in order to meet up with others who share their feelings and understand what they are going through particularly in early grief when formal services are not available generally.

Watch our video from Bereavement Help Points lead Christine Warner explaining how a Bereavement Help Point works.

Virtual Bereavement Help Point sessions are run via Zoom with a small group of participants and volunteers. You can register online below and can attend as often as you wish.

Watch our video from volunteer Keleisha explaining how a Virtual Bereavement Help Point session works.

Sessions run on Tuesdays (Lambeth Carers) and Wednesdays. You can register for these in the ‘Register for a session’ tab or view the session timetable in the ‘Session timetable’ tab.

These informal spaces are open to anyone who would like to join with others who have experienced loss.

Register for a virtual session

If you have any queries about the Bereavement Help Point sessions
please email BHP@stchristophers.org.uk or telephone 07842 608242.

EXTERNAL BEREAVEMENT RESOURCES

Bereavement support | Helpline

Practical advice

0800 634 9494 (9am-5pm)
https://www.bereavementadvice.org/
Bereavement support | Helpline

Helpline (9-5pm)

0800 028 8840
https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
Bereavement support | Helpline

A dedicated helpline that offers support to anyone affected by the death of child of any age, under any circumstances however recent or long ago

0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019
http://childdeathhelpline.org.uk/
Bereavement support | Helpline

24 hour support line for under 25 years and their relatives

0800 1111 (24 hour support line)
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Age UK is the leading charity for older people. Visit Age UK for help, information and advice.

https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/end-of-life/coping-with-bereavement
Bereavement support

Connecting you with help for your mental health

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
Bereavement support | Helpline

Nationwide Bereavement Support

Cruse provides support services for people across the UK who have been bereaved. The helpline offers listening support and practical advice related to bereavement, including dealing with an estate, debt and arranging a funeral.

0808 808 1677
https://www.cruse.org.uk/
Bereavement support

Therapist finder from BACP

https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/Therapists
Bereavement support | Helpline

0808 802 0111 - Monday to Friday 9am-9pm
https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/get-support/support-services/helpline/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Cruse provide a helpline and other support for young people aged 12-18 following a bereavement. 

Help in bereavement

https://jbcs.org.uk/
Bereavement support

Providing support and advice services for the bereaved people living in the Borough of Lewisham

https://www.lewisham-bereavement-counselling.org/
Bereavement support

Living On helps and supports Children, Young People and Families in the Bromley Area to cope through the grieving process

http://livingon.org.uk/
Bereavement support

Re-engage exists to support older people who live alone and find it hard to get out in normal times

https://www.reengage.org.uk/
Bereavement support | Helpline

24 hour support line

For anyone at anytime for any reason

116 123 (24 hour support line)
https://www.samaritans.org/
Bereavement support | Helpline

Free confidential helpline after death of a baby

0808 164 3332
https://www.sands.org.uk/
Bereavement support | Helpline

24 hour support line for the over 70s

0800 470 8090 (24 hour support line)
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

If you have recently been bereaved by suicide, the South East London Suicide Bereavement Service is here to provide support from both a practical and an emotional perspective. The staff team includes Suicide Bereavement Support Workers, Community Chaplains and a Bereavement Counsellor.

https://blgmind.org.uk/bromley-mental-health/suicide-bereavement-support/
Bereavement support

Bereavement support for 18-35 year olds from ataloss.org

https://www.ataloss.org/news-grablife
Bereavement support | Helpline

0300 111 5065 (9am-9pm daily)
https://uksobs.org/
Bereavement support | Weblinks and Resource Lists

Tell Us Once is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go

https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/organisations-you-need-to-contact-and-tell-us-once
Bereavement support | Weblinks and Resource Lists

This service is specifically designed to remove from databases and mailing files, the names and addresses of people who have died.

https://www.thebereavementregister.org.uk/
Bereavement support | Helpline

0345 123 2304 (Every day 10am-4pm, 7-10pm)
https://www.tcf.org.uk/
Bereavement support

A Low cost counselling agency.

Greenwich-based charity that promotes emotional health and wellbeing, and offers a range of therapeutic services.

Bereavement support

The Good Grief Trust aims to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief and provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship and ongoing support

https://www.thegoodgrieftrust.org/
Bereavement support

Providing free bereavement support for loss to Cancer or Covid-19

https://thelossfoundation.org/
Bereavement support | Helpline

0808 802 6868
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/
Bereavement support

Support for young widows

http://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/
Weblinks and Resource Lists

Winston’s Wish delivers support services to children who have been bereaved in the UK. As well as in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings, they run a national helpline and have resources for children to help them through their bereavement.

https://www.winstonswish.org/
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