Grieving can feel isolating enough without social distancing. Many people bereaved during lockdown have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones, comfort or even hug each other. If they can’t get the support they need, they will be more likely to struggle with the long term effects of grief.
To help, Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer by calling 0800 090 2309. Further details as well as online information and support is available here: www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/telephone-bereavement-support.
It would be really helpful if you could support the charity and share this information with appropriate networks and on any social media platforms you use. If you prefer, you can share recent posts from Marie Curie about the bereavement service on Twitter and on Facebook.
National Day of reflection
Over 150,000 people across the UK have now sadly died of all conditions since lockdown began on 23 March. After lockdown is fully lifted, we’ll be in desperate need of time and space to collectively support those who have lost someone during this time, #UniteInMemory of all who sadly die and celebrate their lives.
You can show your support by signing Marie Curie’s petition for a National Day of reflection here: www.mariecurie.org.uk/who/day-to-reflect. Easy links to share the petition via WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter are available after signing.