Following the death of a loved one, many people will often be able to find the help and support they need to come to terms with their loss from family and friends.
However, sometimes people who we are normally close to or who know us well may find it difficult or awkward to talk with us about the person who has died. This may be because they do not know what to say or are afraid of upsetting us.
Some people may also feel they do not want to burden family or friends with their feelings and emotions surrounding loss, but these can be difficult to deal with by ourselves. Sharing these thoughts and emotions can be useful in helping us to adjust and come to terms with the life we now have without the person who has died.
How we can help you?
The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential, individual and group support to help cope with the loss of family or loved ones. The support is available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one following an advanced disease. Anyone who has been affected by the death can receive this support – this can include other people such as family members or friends.
Read more about What to Expect When Someone is Dying
How the service works
If you would like to access this service please contact the Wellbeing Administrator on 0208 382 8024 or 07542 305 277. You will then be invited to talk to a member of the Patient and Family Support Team who can advise you as to the best way forward.
Read St Luke’s advice on Bereavement Support after COVID-19