Here you will find a range of resources that may be of help to yourself and your family during a period of bereavement, specifically during the coronavirus outbreak. The resources here are split into categories. Click below to jump to a section:
St John’s Hospice
St John’s Helpline – 07857549744
The team at St John’s Hospice has prepared a special practical guide for relatives and carers on what to do after someone has died during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click below to download and read.
National Bereavement Alliance – Downloadable Guide
A downloadable written guide for adults and children about keeping in touch with someone who is dying during coronavirus times from a reputable organisation with a very informative website.
Child Bereavement UK – Guide “When you can’t visit someone who is ill”
A guide for children above about keeping in touch with someone who is dying during coronavirus times has written and video content.
After someone has died
Registering deaths and organising funerals, with specific guides to specific conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Government Guides – When someone dies
NEW ENTRY – What to do when someone dies during the Covid-19 Pandemic. A step by step government published guide.
You can also download this Covid-19 specific guide in pdf format.
Step by step government guide to what to do when someone has died (not coronavirus specific)
Lancashire County Council – Guide
Lancashire county council guide to registering a death in coronavirus times
Cumbria County Council – Guide
Cumbria county council guide to registering a death in coronavirus times
My Wishes – Online Funeral Guide
Instruction on how to hold a facebook or zoom funeral online
Quakers Social Action – Practical guide to funerals
Lots of information about organising funerals including financial information and links to other reputable sites
Dealing the financial costs of someone dying
Government Guide – Funeral costs
Government advice on help with funeral costs
Government Guide – Parental Bereavement Leave
Government advice on parental bereavement leave
Turn 2 Us – Financial help for funerals
Lots of useful up to date information about getting financial help for a range of situations including coronavirus related content
Support for Children
Information specific to supporting children through the bereavement process
Childhood Bereavement Network – Supporting Children
Comprehensive information about supporting children during coronavirus and bereavement
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.
Saying Goodbye Guide
3 minute video (on youtube) from Belfast Health and Social Care Trust about saying goodbye when someone special has died in context of coronavirus
Nosy Crow – Coronavirus Book for Children
Free download and print or read onscreen book for children explaining the coronavirus, illustrated by The Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler
Churches Together in England
Churches Together in England website, has a dedicated coronavirus section with faith based resources for Christians.
Quakers in Britain – Coronavirus advice
Quakers in Britain website – advice about meetings during the coronavirus pandemic
Useful Phone Numbers
This is a list of phone numbers that you may find useful.
Last updated: 02/06/2020