Support if you’ve lost someone during the coronavirus pandemic

Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There's no right or wrong way to feel.
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You may be finding it particularly difficult at the moment because of the changes in place to try to stop the spread of coronavirus. These changes have affected all services, including end of life and palliative care, and importantly funeral arrangements. 

Local bereavement support 

If you feel you need some extra help and support during this time, there are local organisations that can help. 

Greenwich and Bexley Bereavement Help Point

The Greenwich and Bexley Bereavement Help Point can give you advice and offer additional support.

020 8320 5833

Greenwich Cruse Bereavement Centre

Greenwich Cruse support bereaved adults and children who live in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

020 8850 0505

Greenwich and Bexley Hospice

020 8312 2244

Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark Samaritans

Trained volunteer listeners can offer support over the phone or email.

116 123

Bereavement support for people of Islamic faith

Eternal Gardens offers bereavement support and advice about funeral arrangements for people of the Islamic faith.

Resources to support you through bereavement

  • Live Well Greenwich has lots of helpful links that can hopefully help you during this difficult time.
  • Sudden has many guides to help you manage when you lose someone unexpectedly. 

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