Our bereavement team can provide you with information about bereavement support services and practice advice about the things you may need to do following a bereavement.
This could include:
- Collecting any personal items belonging to the person who has died.
- Making arrangements to see the person who has died.
- Collecting the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
- How to register the death.
The Gov.Uk website also provides practical information on what to do following a death.
We know that the death of a loved one is traumatic for families. This can be even more so when concerns have been raised, or when a family is involved in an investigation process.
Some families have found that counselling or having someone else to talk to can be very beneficial. You may want to discuss this with your GP, who can refer you to local support. Alternatively, there may be other local or voluntary organisations that provide counselling support, that you would prefer to access.
There is a Wakefield & District Bereavement Support Service available (provided by The Prince of Wales Hospice). This is a community service to support people to find ways of coping and living with grief following the death of a significant other.
Contact: 01977 781452
The Family and Spiritual Care Team at Kirkwood Hospice provides emotional and psychological support for those living with, affected by or bereaved through a life limiting illness. The team work alongside you by trying to listen and understand what your world is like for you.
Contact: 01484 557908
There are also other organisations that can offer support which are below:
- Brunswick Centre
- Child Bereavement UK
- Child Death Helpline
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Dying matters
- Hundred Families
- National Survivor User Network
- Miscarriage Association
- Patients Association
- Support after Suicide Partnership
- Terrence Higgins Trust
- Winstons Wish