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Coping with grief and bereavement

Bereavement - coping(B)

Please have a look at Healthwatch's bereavement advice and support information (opens new window) and The Good Grief Trust that provide details of organisations and groups that can support you if you're grieving.

The following organisations can also provide help and support:

Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Advice on coping with bereavement

Support for bereaved parents and their families

Provides 24-hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

The Sue Ryder Online Community is an online peer support forum where people affected by terminal illness or bereavement can exchange messages, share their feelings and support each other.


You may wish to contact the organisation(s) listed below to find out more about the support services they are able to offer. Please note that Sunderland City Council does not provide any recommendation or endorsement of the organisation(s). This list is provided solely for information only and you should carry out your own enquiries as to the suitability of the services offered.

Use Settld to notify all companies of your loved one's death in one go, including banks, utilities, insurers, TV, broadband, mobile, social media and subscriptions. You can use Settld's free service to contact organisations in one go, and to request an appropriate action such as account closure, transfer or amendment.


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