Support - other resources

Practical, emotional and psychological support is available beyond the Hospice, through local and national organisations.

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Bereavement support

Please visit our website page dedicated to Bereavement Support Resources.

Maggie’s Cambridge

An excellent local (based on the Addenbrookes site) organisation for those living with cancer, their carers or bereaved family members.  Maggie’s can offer support the same day – which is not a service we can offer at Arthur Rank Hospice.

Open Monday- Friday 9.00am – 5,00pm for free one-to-one help and information from a professional team.

maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-cambridge/

Macmillan Cancer Support

macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/get-help/emotional-help

Cambridge Cancer Help

cambridgecancerhelp.org/

Caring Together

Planning for tomorrow – after bereavement. 

Losing a loved one is a painful and upsetting time for you and your family. We are here to support you as you come to terms with the changes this brings and look at continuing your life after your caring role.

caringtogether.org/support-for-carers/adult-carers/planning-for-tomorrow-after-bereavement

Centre 33

Provides free counselling to young people aged 13 to 25 years in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. There is also support for young carers aged 8-18.

centre33.org.uk

Maggie’s Cambridge

An excellent local (based on the Addenbrookes site) organisation for those living with cancer, their carers or bereaved family members. 

Maggie’s can offer support the same day – which is not a service we can offer at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

You can drop in Monday- Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm for a cup of tea, meet people who understand what you’re going through or just take a moment to gather your thoughts. 

Free one-to-one help and information from a professional team.

maggies.org/our-centres/maggies-cambridge/

Child Bereavement UK

Confidential support, information and guidance to children, young people and families who have lost a child.

Helpline 0800 02 888 40 (freephone,  Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm)

Email for bereavement support: support@childbereavementuk.org

Live chat (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)

childbereavementuk.org/

Cogwheel Trust for Children

Subsidised counselling in Cambridgeshire to couples, families and individuals of all ages.

cogwheel.org.uk

Stars Children’s Bereavement Support Service

Specialist counselling for bereaved children and young people aged 0-25, living in Cambridgeshire.

Also provides support for families and professionals.

talktostars.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Support for bereaved children and young people.

winstonswish.org/

Children’s books to help with bereavement
Information for adults, children and schools dealing with grief and bereavement during COVID-19
 

As a first option, please contact your GP or The First Response Service on 111, option 2.

My Possible Self

An NHS-endorsed app that teaches people coping techniques to help reduce anxiety, stress and low mood. The aim is to make people feel happier and more able to deal with the challenges they face.

nhs.uk/apps-library (add a filter of ‘mental health’)

Lifeline

Telephone support service mental health helpline. 24-hour service, 365 days a year

Tel: 0800 543 354

Samaritans

Confidential emotional support at all times of day and night.

Email: jo@samaritans.org.uk

Tel: 0330 094 5717 

Tel: 116 123 (National)

samaritans.org

SANEline

A national, out-of-hours, confidential, mental health helpline for those aged 16 or over, offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

Tel: 0300 304 7000 open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm.

If the phone is unmanned, leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of our professionals or senior volunteers will call you back as soon as practicable.

sane.org.uk

The Stress and Anxiety Companion

An NHS-endorsed app for people experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or stress, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, breathing exercises, relaxing music and games to help identify the causes of anxiety or stress so people can replace negative thoughts with positive ones. 

To find the app, add filter ‘mental health’.

nhs.uk/apps-library

Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre

A welcoming and accessible women’s community space in a new building on Sturton Street. Easily accessible by bus, train, foot, or bicycle and with two car parking spaces, the centre has a rich history of supporting, training and encouraging women seeking positive change for themselves and their families.

This established and constantly evolving community of women offers a realm of services to make life and living a little bit easier. Here you will find practical support and advice on many challenging day to day issues, including guidance on career development, support and advice on debt and financial, family and parenting, together with a mix of fun and practical informal groups, workshops and networking events.

Offering a safe environment, coffee room and free WIFI, CWRC encourages and facilitates a sense of friendship and companionship; empowering women and helping them to take steps to a better future.

cwrc.org.uk

 

Centre 33

Provides free counselling to young people aged 13 to 25 years in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. There is also support for young carers aged 8-18.

centre33.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK

Confidential support, information and guidance to children, young people and families who have lost a child.

Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (freephone. Monday-Friday, 9.00am–5.00pm)

Email for bereavement support: support@childbereavementuk.org

Live chat (Monday – Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm)

childbereavementuk.org/

Grief Encounter

Being bereaved at this age is difficult to say the least. We hope to give you some information about what grief may look and feel like for you and some of the natural responses after a bereavement.

We will be there for you when you feel you would like our support. Here are some of the ways in which we can support you through these overwhelming and challenging times:

  • Grieftalk Helpline
  • One to one counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Therapeutic Workshops
  • Fun Days Out
  • Residential
  • FREE Resources (Workbooks, Grief kits)

We know that it can be scary to engage in this process, but we want you to know that you do not have to do this alone. Grief Encounter are a click or phone call away, where we hope to support you through these overwhelming experiences. If you would like to read some of the natural responses to grief, take a look at our grief guide or give us a call/email.

griefencounter.org.uk

Help2makesense

Help 2 Make Sense is an online tool brought to you by Winston’s Wish, a charity supporting bereaved young people (18–25-year-olds).

It aims to help young people who have experienced the death of a loved one come to terms with their loss.

We know how beneficial it can be to learn that you are not alone. That you are not the only young person going through this. That’s why we want to share the stories of young people we’ve supported, and how they have coped with their grief.

You’ll also find advice and tips on coping with your grief, resources and reading lists to help you come to terms with the death of someone close to you.

help2makesense.org

Hope Again

Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where you can learn from other young people aged 12-18 how to cope with grief and feel less alone. 

Here you will find information about our services, a listening ear from other young people and advice for any young person dealing with the loss of a loved one. We also provide email and online support, and group work with young people.

Lots of personal stories from young people who have lost someone, as well as information and advice.

hopeagain.org.uk

Let’s Talk About Loss

Supports 18–35-year-olds who have been bereaved of anyone, at any time.

They run monthly, peer-led meet ups all over the country and there is one online too, so wherever you are, you can access support. They talk about grief in a relaxed, fun and safe space with others of the same age who ‘get it’.

letstalkaboutloss.org

Papyrus UK

Papyrus is the UK charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35).

Helpline: 0800 068 4141 (open 9.00am – midnight every day of the year).

papyrus-uk.org

Stars Children’s Bereavement Support Service

Provides specialist counselling for bereaved children and young people aged 0-25, living in Cambridgeshire.

Also provides support for families and professionals.

talktostars.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Support for bereaved children and young people.

www.winstonswish.org/

Young Minds

When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, we can help you find support.

This website includes short videos and links to other services.

youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/grief-and-loss/

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help.

They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

youngminds.org.uk/find-help/get-urgent-help/youngminds-crisis-messenger/

Conversations with Family Members about Illness, Death & Dying

Dying Matters

A coalition of members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

www.dyingmatters.org/

The Good Grief Trust 

Pre-bereavement advice.

thegoodgrieftrust.org/need-know-info/pre-bereavement-advice/

51 Questions from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s Life Celebration and Creative Activities Team

51 Questions is a great a way to help you and your family discuss and create your own life story, using cards and answering questions together.

Download by clicking here.

Marie Curie 

Cards to help spark meaningful conversations 

mariecurie.org.uk/blog/play-cards-to-spark-a-meaningful-conversation/259983

Information for adults, children and schools dealing with grief and bereavement during COVID-19