Bereavement Support

Information and support if you are dealing with a loved one passing.


๐Ÿ’ฌ WhatsApp Chat for Bereavement section ๐Ÿ’ฌ


Link Drop

Funeral in a time of pandemic. A toolkit for families and children

๐Ÿ”—https://good-grief.org/wp-content/themes/x-child/pdf/Children-Funerals-and-a-Pandemic.pdf

Tips for dealing with funerals when it's not possible to mourn together in person


๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51935266 

News article - US funerals move to live-streaming


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52142660

How to grieve a loved one when you can't say goodbye


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.cruse.org.uk/coronavirus/funerals

Coronavirus: funerals and memorials


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://nafd.org.uk/funeral-advice/

Questions about funerals during COVID-19


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://quakersocialaction.org.uk/we-can-help/helping-funerals/down-earth/coronavirus-information-regarding-funerals

Coronavirus information regarding funerals


๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk/covid-19-funeralguidance/

Coronavirus: Guidance for Families around Funerals



๐Ÿ”—https://www.cpr.org/2020/04/01/denver-coronavirus-death-family-mike-farley-maybe-to-goodbye/

How A Denver Family Found Itself Saying Goodbye To COVID-19-Infected Father Over Video Chat



MyWIshes

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.mywishes.co.uk/how-it-works 

Free end of life planning software that provides advance care planning (advance directives / anticipatory care planning), funeral planning, digital legacy and assets planning




Beyond

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://beyond.life/

Arrange a funeral




Vivo Recuerdo

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://vivorecuerdo.es/

"Vivo Recuerdoยฎ, permite que, familiares y amigos que se encuentran lejos, estรฉn presentes y a tiempo real desde cualquier punto del mundo"




Bios Urn

๐Ÿ”—https://urnabios.com/

Company offering biodegradable burial urns for burial

and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with


Good Grief

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://good-grief.org/covid-19/

New Jersey focussed organisation, providing unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a family member. Additinally, provides useful resources for a global audience


Untangle

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.untangle.life/

Support system which helps by bringing communities and experts such as solicitors, life coaches, and financal advisors together, and provides advice on how to handle the first few days, weeks, and months after a loss


Cruse Bereavement Centre

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

๐Ÿ“ž0808 808 1677

The leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is providing COVID-19 specific resources and helpline


The Loss Foundation

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—www.thelossfoundation.org

Free bereavement support for loss due to Cancer or COVID-19


The Grief Recovery Method

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.griefrecoverymethod.co.uk/blog

A Grief Support Plan helping people to move beyond death, divorce and other losses.


London Assembly - Guide on how cope with bereavement and grief during the Coronavirus outbreak

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.london.gov.uk/coronavirus/how-cope-bereavement-and-grief-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Resources about how to register deaths, the impact of COVID-19 on funerals, and find bereavement services

Funerals & Memorials

'Why should you cry?' Ghana's dancing pallbearers find new fame during COVID-19

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/why-should-you-cry-ghanas-dancing-pallbearers-find-new-fame-during-covid-19

Article talking about joyful funerals, celebrating those we have lost


'My rabbi's tools now include a phone': UK Jewish burials changed by COVID-19

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/my-rabbis-tools-now-include-a-phone-uk-jewish-burials-changed-by-covid-19

Article exploring how funerals are changing in a time of pandemics, to allow people to 'attend' remotely


Death in a time of Coronavirus

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”— https://padlet.com/hannahgould/deathduringcorona

How can we mark the passing of people at a time like this? A collaborative account of how others are celebrating the lives of those who have passed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which can help provide ideas at a difficult time


COVID-19 Bereavement: Memorialising

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.suddendeath.org/covid-19-bereavement/covid-19-advice-on-memorialising

Suggestions on how you may memoralise those who have passed when restrictions on gathering means we have to honour those who have passed in ways different to normal


Virtual Memorial Guide

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.virtualmemorialguide.org/

Social distancing is making it hard to honor the lives of loved ones who have passed. Virtual Memorial Guide is a resource hoping to help anyone confidently plan a unique virtual memorial

Financial Support for Funerals

Down to Earth

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—www.downtoearthsupport.org.uk

Funeral costs helpline run by Quaker Social Action. Includes practical guidance on arranging and meaningful funeral during the pandemic


Get help with funeral costs (Funeral Expenses Payment)

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments?step-by-step-nav=4f1fe77d-f43b-4581-baf9-e2600e2a2b7a

UK Government advice on who may be able to claim financial support for funeral costs, and how to do this

Self Care & Philosophy

Finding Solace in Meditation

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.headspace.com/blog/2018/03/14/grief-and-meditation/

An essay on the experiences of sitting with grief


The School of Life - When someone we love dies

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ“บ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgEZYKKZqRA

A set of the School of Life's darkest but most consoling thoughts on death


The RSA - Brenรฉ Brown on Empathy

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ“บhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

Talking to people following a loss - the difference between empathy and sympathy


Meet-ups

Bereaved Meetup

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.meetup.com/bereavement-support-group/

Virtual bereavement meetups


Widows and Widowers Group

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.meetup.com/Widows-and-Widowers-Group/

UK focussed virtual bereavement meetups












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Religious Considerations

Christianity

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

๐Ÿ”—https://youtu.be/P9UMbhvcLdI

A video for Catholics reminding you how the Church can help in times of sickness and death


Islam

The Culture Connection: Muslim End-of-Life Practices

๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ”—https://www.crossroadshospice.com/hospice-palliative-care-blog/2015/october/13/the-culture-connection-muslim-end-of-life-practices/

End of life practices for Muslims


๐Ÿ”—http://hospicefoundation.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Caring-for-A-Muslim-Patient.pdf

Caring for a muslim patient


Judaism

๐Ÿ”—https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/end-of-life-issues-a-jewish-perspective/

End of life perspective: a Jewish view


๐Ÿ”—https://www.crossroadshospice.com/hospice-palliative-care-blog/2015/august/10/the-culture-connection-judaism-at-end-of-life/

End of life practices for a Jewish person


Atheism

Facing Death without Religion

๐Ÿ”—https://bulletin.hds.harvard.edu/facing-death-without-religion/

Secular sources like science work well for meaning making