Bereavement support

The death of a loved one can be among the most difficult moments that any of us will face in our lives.  It often falls on those closest to the deceased and grieving the most to organise the funeral and deal with everything that comes with that death. The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to be able to signpost and guide people to appropriate help. 

The government have produced a leaflet which shares important information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national emergency and guides you to the extra help and support that is available. 

Across Cumbria there are many organisations that offer bereavement support and it is important that following a death we are able to signpost and guide people for appropriate help, not only locally but nationally and online.

Details of local and national organisations can be found at the following links with access to the information being available in other formats and languages: 

Bereavement in educational settings