Bereavement, whether it is of a family member or a close friend, can have a deep impact on our lives. There are a number of organisations that have been set up to help people who are struggling in this area. This has been written with people who need help in Cardiff in mind but may apply to those who live in other areas of the UK.
Care for the Family is a partner organization of The Net Cardiff and wants to support you through your bereavement. Here are details of two of their initiatives and a list of specialist organisations to help you as you grieve – or you may prefer to call them on 029 2081 0800.
Widowed Young Support
Supporting those who have been widowed at a young age through a telephone support network, events and a regular email newsletter. Visit www.careforthefamily.org.uk/wys or phone 029 2081 0800 to find out more.
Bereaved Parent Support
Offering hope and comfort to those who have a lost a child of any age and in any circumstance - through a telephone support network, events and a regular email newsletter. Visit www.careforthefamily.org.uk/bps or call 029 2081 0800 to find out more.
Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse is the largest bereavement support organisation for both adults and children in the UK. They provide one-to-one support to anyone who has suffered bereavement, together with a telephone helpline (0808 8081677). Their website www.cruse.org.uk gives further information and contact details for local branches.
This road safety charity runs a helpline (0808 8000401) for anyone bereaved as a result of a road crash. You can find out more at www.brake.org.uk
Brake runs free courses to train people to educate young drivers about the consequences of dangerous driving behaviours.
Free confidential counselling, support, help and advice if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or have post-abortion concerns. Advisors will help you work through your thoughts and feelings and enable you to face the future with hope.
For all counselling requests or queries please use online advisor or call the CareConfidential helpline free.
Freephone number: 0800 028 2228 Website: www.careconfidential.com
Provides support to families and professionals when a child dies or when a child is bereaved of someone important in their lives. Services offered include a Support and Information Line, Buckinghamshire-based Family Bereavement Support Service, interactive website with a Families and Professionals Forum, resources and Professionals Training Programme.
Website: www.childbereavement.org.uk Tel: (01494) 446648
Telephone helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child, from pre-birth to the death of an adult child, however long ago, and whatever the circumstances. It is staffed by experienced and trained bereaved parent volunteers.
Freephone number: 0800 282986 Website: www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They also offer support, advice and information to other relatives, friends and professionals who are helping the family.
Website: www.tcf.org.uk Helpline: 0345 123 2304
For a full list of other organisations that can offer support visit the Care for the Family website.
(This information has been taken from the Care for the Family website)