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Bereavement Toolkit & Services

We have a range of toolkits, services, and support groups to help you navigate the challenging journey of grief. Whether you're seeking practical resources to cope with loss, personalised guidance from experienced professionals, or a compassionate community to share your feelings with, we are here to provide the assistance you need during this difficult time.

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Bereavement Support

Here at Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS), we completely understand that everyone will experience their own unique journey in coping with loss. At the same time, we believe that connecting with others in a similar situation will provide you with a sense of support and a means of developing your own coping strategy. 

For more information about a vast array of resources to help you on your journey, please take a look at this toolkit and guide here:

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Good Grief Pop-up Cafes

If you have lost someone to dementia or are a carer or former carer who is bereaved then please join us at one of our informal friendly pop up Good Grief Cafe's to make connections and find out what support is available.

National Bereavement Services & Resources

Cruse Bereavement Care: Click here to visit website

Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. During the current pandemic our trained volunteers are continuing to offer support over the telephone and internet.

Macmillan Cancer Support,  Coping with bereavement: Click here to visit website

This booklet is about coping when someone close to you has died. It is for the relatives and friends of anyone who has died from cancer. The booklet looks at some of the emotions you may have and the support that can help. It also gives you some practical information about what to do and what to expect when someone dies.

The Silver Line – helpline for older people: Click here to visit website

The Silver Line Helpline is the only national, free and confidential helpline for older people open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. We offer information, advice and friendship through our helpline and services. There is no question too big, no problem too small and no need to be alone.

Tide – Living grief and bereavement: Click here to visit website

A booklet for carers of people with dementia.

DrugFam – Bereavement: Click here to visit website

Providing a lifeline of safe and caring support to families, friends and partners affected by someone else`s drug, alcohol, or gambling problems.

Winston’s Wish: Click here to visit website

Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.

Grief Encounters: Click here to visit website

Support for bereaved children, young people and families.

Sussex Bereavement Helpline: Click here to visit website

Provides information and guidance, and is run by a team of experienced support workers, who can talk to you about the tasks that need to be completed after a death – such as registration of the death, arranging a funeral or informing other people and organisations. The Helpline can also give you information about sources of help and support for you and your family and friends as you grieve. Call 0300 111 2141 Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Sussex Health and Care Partnership: Click here to visit website

Bereavement guide to support you during Covid-19

The Loss Foundation: Click here to visit website

Providing free bereavement support for loss to Cancer or Covid-19

National Autistic Society: Click here to visit website

Bereavement: how it can affect autistic people and what we can do to help