Mental health support services

Coping with bereavement

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things to happen in our lives.

During times of grief, there is somebody you can talk to and organisations that offer a range of support.

In Newham there are various services who can support you.

Newham Bereavement Service
For adults living in Newham who have experienced grief, loss and bereavement at any time, either recently or years ago. Refer yourself by completing the online referral form

Website: mithn.org.uk
Phone: 020 7510 1081 / 020 7510 4268
Email: nbs@mithn.org.uk

Supporting Humanity
A mental health and bereavement charity whose support includes help with burial, liaison with hospitals and registrars in addition to a free emotional support helping. 

Website: https://www.supportinghumanity.org/burial-and-bereavement/ 
Phone: 020 4551 1584

London Friend 
Offers six, free one-to-one counselling sessions to LGBTQ+ people, to help cope with a difficult bereavement.

Website: https://londonfriend.org.uk/counselling/ 

Thrive LDN
Support after sudden bereavement.

Website: https://thriveldn.co.uk/resources/support-after-sudden-bereavement

Good Thinking Bereavement resources
Good Thinking is a digital mental wellbeing tool that provides safe, proactive and early intervention tools to Londoners which includes advice guides for adults and young people on how to cope with bereavement and grief, how best to support someone else and faith based bereavement resources.

Website: www.good-thinking.uk/bereavement

Support after loss of a child

Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK helps children who have suffered a loss or death of someone they love at any time. Translators are available at these services.

Website: www.childbereavementuk.org
Phone: 0800 02 888 40
Email: londonsupport@childbereavementuk.org

Support for suicide loss

Grief in Pieces
Grief in Pieces is part of Safe Connections: Local Support for People Facing Suicide, operated by Mind in North East London (a partnership of local Minds). It offers a range of support for people and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one, friend or colleague to suicide.

Phone: 0208 525 2337
Email: supportforsuicideloss@mindchwf.org.uk

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Offer support daily from 9am to 9pm.

Phone: 0300 111 5065
Website: www.uk-sobs.org.uk

First Hand – Support After Suicide
Making sense of the lasting memories and emotions following the suicide of someone you didn’t know. 

Website: https://supportaftersuicide.org.uk/resource/first-hand 

Support for birth loss or birth trauma: OCEAN Mental Health Service East London

OCEAN (Offering Compassionate Emotional Support for those Living Through Birth Trauma & Birth Loss) is a maternity and mental health service providing support for those affected by birth loss or birth trauma.

It provides support for individuals experiencing moderate to severe mental health needs arising from: 

  • Birth trauma 
  • Pregnancy loss (due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or termination for any reason) 
  • Neonatal death 
  • Parent infant separation following birth due to safeguarding concerns 
  • Severe fear of childbirth 

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9-5pm
Email address: elft.eastlondonocean@nhs.net
Telephone number: 0203 222 8047
Website: OCEAN Mental Health Service East London | East London NHS Foundation Trust (elft.nhs.uk)

Resources

Help is at Hand Booklet 
The Help is at Hand booklet is an additional resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them. 

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